Whereforto Ye Wanderers

Whereforto Ye Wanderers.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

seeing you as the moon(first edition)

i was seeing you as the moon
that rubber toe of chuck taylors beaten to shit on streets
left absent by your iniquities

i was seeing you as the moon
that quick glance showing only a sliver of an
unshadowed morning through cheap
venetian blinds

i was seeing you as the moon
full of tooth marks and thumbprints
pale and unabashed
not a criminal act but an act nonetheless

i was seeing you as the moon
under dirty fingernails searching
skin for midnight
searching the middle of night for
the break of day

i was seeing you as the moon
with a scream, a suck, a blow from my lungs;
when i crater i will cradle the remains
of everyone i've ever loved

i was seeing you as the moon
in the muted musical of the rendering
cacophony of mumbles from the homeless
drowning out the voices of myself but not myself only
on the corner of sixteenth street

i was seeing you as the moon
before the moon even existed
when the sun was still stroking itself against my calves
uphill trying to find you as a cloud
to rest upon before night came
and gave no rest as long as that beaten-up sphere
even winked in my direction

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