death makes way for new life

I saw a sign from the west wind
churning up the waters on the lake of resistance
unfurling it’s frenzied wild side
while park benches remain unmoved
it lifts the seeds and shakes them up
the smaller things are sifted and find new homes
displaced, no comfort zone any more exists
and it’s all flesh and bare bones
comfort is a luxury I cannot afford
neither clothes nor possessions can provide
and there’s a hole in my heart where a bullet once parted
the red red sea of love, the dam of red burst forth
and spilled over onto the carpet, down the mountain
flooding, frothing, spoiling the tranquil river…
dripping my life away, til I went white with cold
and the fever shook me and took my breath away
my forehead clammy with the sweat from the burn
now as cold as icicles and a puff signalled the final exhale
I was born anew in the fields of splendour 
where no tears are ever shed and the rainbow
colours the river instead of the blood that flows from
empty wrists and twists and turns in the stories
that burn our blood and tangle our lives
I am fresh from the dead and living on a wing and a prayer
where the hazes are fine and filtered through time
I will live live live and the time will be mine, all mine
love is a challenge, life is a mere breath
when will I understand that this is the length
and that is the breadth
will wisdom continue to elude my weary head
or will it come when it is needed to cheer my downheartedness
oh be that it may should I turn myself inside out
or watch the willy wagtail under the willow tree
describing word for word his little menagerie
I think it is time to rest and there is no contest
but that which we set ourselves and the snares
only catch us when we lay the traps and trip ourselves
a bright bright future lies not in self deceit or in the lie
but in the truth, there the air is full, so full of light.

death makes way for new life

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

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