Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Survival Intrinsic

It used to be that my mind would wonder,
toward days gone dry, in the winter of solace.

Words in my mouth like salt and chocolate
savor strongly of earth and sweat.

From among the thorn emerges the flower,
she said to me, when once I was her child.

Wake my daughter, don’t waste the sun,
spun warm on American skin, child of the melting pot.
Be strong in the face of what they say you’re not.
Rise dear one, greet strong the wind,
no one can hide from, erosion of fury.

It’s in your blood, my love, survival intrinsic.
Absence of fear no human has yet known.
Trembling beloved one, remember,

Brevity in this life,
Breath in moments,
Pulse strong once, will struggle,
There is freedom in breaking,
Life in death,
Legacy in thought,

Craft yours remembrances well.

Release not the hatred that binds you.
Salted skin, weeping we walk
again into the sun.
One tear, beloved,
release for me.

Then turn, stand strong upon this Earth,
face the son, and travel your own journey.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hidden One

Concealed within the depths of me
Not as hidden as she once was

Kicking, turning, pressing my swollenness
Impatient and hungry

Un-opposingly existent
Visually, emotionally distorted, I am

Aching head, back, heart
Slipping through the fingers of my mind

The blanket of skin I wrapped her in

Love hidden, whispered lullabies
Stretching and tugging at sinewy soul-tethers

Pressing my hips to walk a little stronger
Grow a little older, to exchange wisdom for impulsiveness

She is coming, strong and stubborn
Testing life beyond the boundaries

Worth beyond the birthing pains,
Broken, tattered, hopeful

Drawing strength from that which I relinquished
Gladly would again, my adolescence

Child of my youth,
Daughter of my choice
Walk strong among these days
For you were born to dream

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Rolling thunderous
Changes the earth like blue tides
Erosion of life

Your words I have read
One hundred times with eyes closed
Etched on my skin

I feel you sometimes
Like breath on flesh void of words
Ebbing like the sea

Sound luring memory
Provoked soul, the element
Of human bonding

Honeyed aroma
Purity of connection
Steeped like spiced black tea

Cardamom on tongue
Like saffron colored silk scarves
Flowing to fill me

Wild, fierce, confused heart
Remember then the solace
Peaceful moments bring

When world weary I
Crawl through this muddied wanting
Reach shores of cleansing

I will sing once more
Rhythmic heart beating faithful
Songs of devotion