Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Would

Sometimes I wish that I could just drive far, far away. And not to run away. Not to any specific destination. Just drive and keep driving wherever the road takes me. Some days I just want to leave the suburbs and get lost in the world, only the stars as my guide. Can you imagine what that would be like? Leaving the city, abandoning the roots of your life for an adventure? If only life could be lived like that.

I would take the 7 seas
in the stars and sail
across them until the moon
calls me home 

I would drive down
the empty trails
that lead to nowhere
and everywhere I’ve ever dreamed of

I would abandon myself
at the house of my youth
and explore the stars in
wonder, listening to their stories

I would run through the forested 
plains, and jump through the 
rivered valleys, skipping stones
that dance on a rippling surface

I would breathe in the words of God
and this world. I would love, I would dance, 
I would live, and I would learn to 
actually see what I left behind 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

26th Sunset of February

Dance with me under
the blue moonlit canopy
of stars, our souls glide

through those marshmallow
mountaintops our souls linger
in perfect rhythm

with every planet
pulled in by the gravity
of our beating hearts

a true melody
in violin promises
a summer smile,

unceasing passion
in perpetual motion
of three syllables

oh, we’ll run to the
endless edges of the world
and chase the sunset

So run, run, my love
into the great big ocean
I’ll swim in your eyes

And let’s paint the sky
every sunset that’s caught us
on fire, my love

We’ll walk through the flames
in silhouetted starlight
our footprints ceaseless