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BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST...

… he tentatively stretches himself across Time’s haunting dreams,
drapes his languid body over their mountainous peaks,
rusty remnants stabbing his open pores
to weep his eroded loves and distant wants
into sleepless consciousness,
uncertain if the pangs he feels will heal
or damage more the gaurded sinews
straining beneath diaphanous skin.
… his thoughts pour with distilled discontentment into the chasms below
giving rise to tripping fingers of ocean longing,
reaching hungrily for the teasing moon.
… his rapid breath suspends in cool expectation
playing his weathered flute to the rhythm of his hidden heart,
floating across the valleys
in a melancholic sunset with misty resignation.
… his voice rumbles from the depths of echoing hollows
a song of mournful slices;
a rolling thunderous moan with the ache of a lonely embrace
where substance is as fickle as a cloud
floating to the flirtatious whispers of unseen winds.
… he lingers in the eyes of Eternity’s gaze,
his own vision full of diamond hopes dropping to his shuffling feet,
naked and dusty on ancient land,
where only fools and their guardian angels dare tread with wanton disregard
and cast the shadows of whimsical love.

… he sits on the edge of his song,
swinging his legs to the hum of his silence,
allowing him momentarily a breath of clarity…

… he waits with nonchalant mask,
a thin disguise to those who have passed this way before,
for the goddess of the east to appear,
to show her splendid flow of golden hair
and perhaps be gifted with a kiss on furrowed brow
to keep the memories from vanishing into vaulted heart
and rewrite the haunting wails into songs of loves gained
instead.
… he bravely stretches himself across Time’s possible dreams
and walks into a new day.

BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST...

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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Artist's Description

Have been away for awhile travelling in Thailand and currently in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We have another week in Phnom Penh before heading back home. I wrote this while staying in Chiang Rai, Thailand on a property overlooking a lake with a backdrop of mountains with magnificient sunsets every night. A bar across the lake had Thai karouke every night echoing across the still waters which prompted these words. Having an awesome time and missing you guys. I’ll return soon. Much love. xoxo

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