The Human Heart
How magical is the human heart?
For the deeper inside one goes,
Winding into the crannies and nooks,
The vaster it somehow grows.
I like your hair
And your smile when it’s there
And your laughter in the air…
The green fur of the earth rose up to my knees
The blue hand of the sky slipped down between the trees
And I sat and I thought about the way she left me.
‘Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell’
- Emily Dickinson
An hour doesn’t last forever,
Even inside a dream,
The dawn will still come knocking,
To close up all the seams.
Upon a starlit mountain path
I found a hole and laid my stash
When strangely came the shadowed dawn
I saw my jewel was utterly gone.
Into the cave I went to venture
To seek my stolen, lonely treasure,
And through the cold and hollow I crept
My hands feeling nought and on silence I stepped.
And so this way I stroll once more
To ponder things that happened long before
I get this feeling that when I die
My diamond will be waiting for me in the sky.
I soar above the clouds,
where starpricks hold at bay the hanging abyss.
The weight it presses down,
to dissolve my heart into nothingness.
But, searching, it cannot find it,
For it is not with me.
No, it stays always in one place.
It is bound and is ever with she.
In Memoriam EP
Every corner of the house
is somehow stabbing in, not out.
Each morn I wake and he comes in
I hear his voice and see his grin
But they are only phantom things
They tell me what I’ve already seen
I’ll meet him again when I cross the veil
But I’m not even halfway through life’s trail
In five decades we will break this curse
It’s the wanting, but canting that’s the worst
Year 1 (2012)
One year down
forty nine or so to go
Then I’ll see you again
Out of the bitter snow