the perfect gift

…so i sit here amongst loss
still and quiet
i know something has happened
i can feel the levels rising
but i don’t quite know what it is
…or quite what it was
you came in like bradman
straight off the bat
ingrained
a picture in an olde frame
a familiar memory
a family portrait
a folded bird
some scored and bent thankyou
for allowing me flight
mary winked at jesus
sent him fancy french letters
and jesus winked back
as the skies celebrated
i knew it was special
the closeness
if only for awhile
like the perfect gift
you slipped between my everyday
became a part of my blood
in sickness, nourishment for belief
something so precious
so scarce
so close
again i curse
the cruel face of love
mocking my stumbles
and grasps in the darkness
fuck it’s hierarchy and narrow ways
fuck it’s sense of need
and the way it betrays
or i the fool that betrays myself
my closed eyes
providing all the darkness there is
one thing
for certain i know
is something did happen
and that the mystery was honourable
and if not undone by time
to be forever blessed
as with a kinship as deep as ours
don’t stay away too long i prey
my magpie friends hold watch
over your every breath
god bless the amazing
and o’ so talented

…thankyou

the perfect gift

dizzy

Joined October 2007

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