An Old Dream Of Arsonist Eyes
Sometimes I realize that my poems are simply ways to praise others, whatever form they take. I am so blessed to witness the existence of my fellow beings. You all are so beautiful as you dance your lives through your years, over the land and sky and waters. I'm in love with the lot of you.
receives a visitor
you walk into the gloaming land of my sleep
you glide forth, from behind me
you always surprise me
now how can that be true when both your arrival and my response are so predictable?
here it is, though, here I am in my dream prostration doing my thing
and wham, a you-walked-on-my-grave drumroll of recognition rides up my spine
as you arrive in your humility
your gorgeous sumptuous attitude of tender, of firelight
of honey gathered, of bloom and seed
and you kneel on my right, gliding down to this plane I’m on
joining my prayer or my worship or what am I doing here in this dream?
anyway you descend and join my kneeling my bowing my laying low
oh my stars
you come robed in the thickening blue purity
of a clear-day sky
that has found itself in the mood for evening's dark thoughts
oh fascinating one
as you kneel with me in common cause
you are clothed both in heaven’s blue
and the kind, sweet-hot light of open eyes
your two eyes that kindle what they see
your eyes that set fires where they wish
oh reckless sky being
please be careful where you aim them
oh, never mind
you know me, I am already beyond ashes
I am combusted long since
I am smoke
I am powder, carbon soft as silk
you know the beautiful old line: I am stardust
so just breathe me
as I commit to the prayers dreamed
by a mote of dust, an ex-ember, a handful of soot
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