The contrast is stark,
Naked, breathing, bleeding.
Not lost in the delirium,
“Love is patient, love is kind,”
Said some sad sap before it all ended –
Love is lovely, but my soul is mine,
Dancing on a mountain side,
Alone under the fiery sky.
Roses are red, like the inside of your eyelids.
Fragments of dreams and memories swimming behind them.
Seeds planted with high hopes, Start to wither in winter.
Then are re-imagined in the spring.
Red, like the first drop of passion spilt. Like struggle, madness, – all but sadness.
Sadness only arrives in hues of the deepest blue, gives birth to perils in your head.
What a simple gift, that roses are red.
Morbid whispers, past to present,
Decadent in mourning.
Efforts much too long misspent,
Haunted, rich with yearning.
Ask, but never postulate,
Arrive honest and plain.
More emptiness to consecrate,
A journey made in vain.
With distance alone the burden fades,
The heart finds itself aflutter.
The end at last, of all charades,
Not a word left to utter.
Though anguish may appear to rise within those vacant skies,
Can’t trust a single tear, if it falls from a demon’s eyes.
wanderer in city clothes,
strangers you feel like you know,
rushing past on the sidewalk,
in waves of blue and grey.