Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rock Lover

I saw you climbing heavenward
Silhouetted, flesh on rock
Poised between your life and mine.
No eagle, I, nor even flea;
My leaps are tightly kept within
A heartbeat, catching my dry throat.
Did you slip? I gasp.
My eyes would turn
And run away
But love constrains me here
To wait, and wait again.
You love the rock far more than I.
Your lover, cold and grim
Suspends you as you toy with death
Feints a hand, then laughs to see
You scramble to regain your grip.
You've never held me quite so tightly;
Must I then become a Fate?
Atropos, my scissors poised
To slice the rope that binds you there
To bring you back to me.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Oort Cloud

I didn't find you there last night
Amid the rumpled unkempt sheets
That shroud me as I sleep alone

I didn't feel your body's heat
Radiating, given freely,
Warming this small drifting speck,
An icy clump of random dirt
That happens to be me

I turn again and look around
In every path are points of light
But they are frozen, cold and distant
And Newton's laws are not enough
To bring them quickly here.

And so I wander in the dark
But still from time to time
I check to see
If one of them is brightening.

It could mean that
I'm getting closer.