I’ve seen love…

“I’ve seen love, and I follow the speed of the starlight… and now I select you, slow now I let you see how I stun…”  I’ve seen love, as the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe. The flurry of fallout particles drifting down like snowflakes caught in my lashes, blurring my vision. When I close my eyes, I can still see blotches of light, ghostly impression of the explosion burned into my retinas.  I’ve heard love, as the ringing in my ears that never subsided. It keeps me awake at night. The sound of love is a dull, persistent hum that drowns … Continue reading I’ve seen love…

Forgive me

Forgive me. I failed to hear your voice, and in the silence feared that you had left me. I had trained my ears to hear a booming sound. I yearned for a clear bell, straining to hear the call that would surely come. The loud shout that would rise over the fog with conviction. I raged and wept and writhed in the vast silence my mind perceived. It assaulted my every sense. Why would you not make yourself known to me? I, who strained so earnestly to hear your command. In my presumptuous overreaching I deafened myself to the soft, … Continue reading Forgive me

I am bound …

I am bound, leaf on leaf. Human hands have carved me in the still night, long before electricity and motorcars were conceived. Blood, sweat and patience have been the markers of my birth. I am the final charcoal black and I can be swallowed up by the flame of the very candle that helped my maker see. I am a creation, a small thing. Fingertips have brushed my lines and they have passed me on— father to child, lover to lover, stranger to stranger. I am here now. This immediate presence within the stacks of wood that teems with silverfish. … Continue reading I am bound …