We the Chief

…Legs a-buzz with hidden lightning
sometimes I am a submersible broken,
totally just a little frightening.
But I know that’s a very real token
of life and experience
and of fighting off the nipping dog dark as night,
the odd Summer fog that blocks out the most important light…

But on the flip-side
you’re on the other-side
and it has been several years.

But I promise mate,
I will be alright.

I’ve realized I weighed myself down
with an elephant of blame
and I tried to save you,
and myself…
through broken flames.

I lost varied continents of myself
trying to repair an unfinished goodbye
this was a puzzling burden with missing pieces,
an endeavour that ceaselessly brought me to the darkest cells of human existence.

I know now that you wouldn’t want me to sink
that you would help me
fight back courageously against the flood.

Keeping the Chief strong,
our Chief:
We the Chief.

…the hidden lightning has faded,
the dog has slunk away and, as many know, it may come back…
But my words are strong and they are healing.

Although there is scarring
it is a temporal reminder
of everlasting things:
that the time we had together was beautiful
and that all of this means hopeful-fruitful
and you are forever youthful…

As I grow older
I will keep you close
and when I become soul-something
I will be with you in forgiveness,
similar as I am now,
having forgiven myself.

We the Chief


Lennox Head, Australia

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