paper plane

Dressed in wordpaint
to infuse her underling underskin
Silky words fastened
for the slide away of illogical chapters
Thinking tissue glued
to a blueheart rattling in a rib cage
The healing tree sheds fresh paper for the rewording of her

She has been chastised
She has berated
She has clawed for softness within the vocabulary of life

Yesterday she rode her thoughts out of reach
Scars wept from eyes of green blue
Footprints of a solo gallop to the unknown

Yet ….
notations of optimism fill envelopes ready to post

At night her words come without composition
The gut howl of what she dares herself to say

Scrambling over a brood of adjectives and verbs
that were disguises hiding her most tender shy
the old dictionary fades that blunted her heart so

Tears come
And go
And wash
And debate

Misread for mixing up the emotional rights and wrongs
Introvert with the extrovert tail that wags if the cup be full
Exotic indulger tempting deep water for the sensual cleanse
Compassionate word mistress a match for any illuminati
Without discussion the smiles seek the stranded stranger

Then quiet without words
No answers
No questions

So very quiet

The fear of the dragging silence sucking breath from lungs
She bends in search of living air for words for a place at the table

Words of kindness wait to wrap around her
To nurture her in the drape of them
And walk her out of the musty daydream into the rapture of life

Lost in heartwords decorating the whimsy breezes of her mind
She folds a paper plane to fly when she will be lovely

© K S Hardy 2010

paper plane

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Joined November 2008

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