Poems.

Voyage Too Far

 

 

We understand the cost in our hearts

When fog rolls in and covers the sea

Studied all the maps and all the charts

We just needed the time to be free

 

Spirits collapse and most turn back

Simple paths were never promised

Learning and evading the next attack

In the depths of the empty honest

 

Tread against wind and dried leaves

Crunching underneath boots in silence

Flesh remains separate and grieves

Stand and wait for the gentle sirens

 

Wet the stone and grip the handle

Grind the tired edge back and forth

Using the light of a single candle

Reunion in south but facing north

 

Witness glories fall and never rise

How the cold bites deep and numbs

Far beyond the screams and the cries

Listen with care for unending drums

the River

and the River says

Wait!

before entering you

must

learn about life

learn about death

and

learn about yourself

lessons are offered

but few listen

the many that

don't

learn only

One

 

 

 

 

Deep Woods

 

 

Trading the goods for food and bath

Enter the woods and skew the path

Black suit and tie to please the guests

Define the why, the trees, the tests

 

 

 

 

the tree

 

 

leaf snaps off

falls and falls

floats and soars

moment passes

strikes dirt

decays

seeks roots

replenishes

the tree

another leaf

 

 

 

 

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