I watch the rain through smoke filled eyes,
attracting thoughtful moonlight sighs,
descending soundlessly on forgotten prayers,
stumbling down Heaven’s nebulous stairs.
Jewelled droplets splatter their weeping crowns
with open mouths kissing the sodden ground,
“return to sender”, the chilled winds spit,
in numb silence my fragile lips split.
Unblessed wine flows in footprints deep,
trailing off to the edge of illusionary sleep,
hopes slip through desperate youthful hands,
the hourglass trickles its well worn sands.
A young man’s dreams are laid to rest,
a pocketful of dust for a lifetime’s quest,
powdery remnants from a quickened pace
now etch ancient poems on a sun slapped face.
The heart remembers the now eroded smiles
and the feet are heavy with wayward trials
and I wonder if I can do things better
before regrets become a locked in fetter.
There are times when I walk in the rain,
when all the world’s sorrows become my own,
but tonight I watch from memory’s balcony
the parade of a lifetime’s serpentine symphony.


Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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I worked on this for a week struggling to find an ending.Loui’s image LIFE TIME brought it all together. So to my bubble friend, Loui I dedicate this to the power of his art. May it continuously speak the words that writers find difficult to express.

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