On A Path Of Words

<i>For L. Cohen</i>

On a path of words
I lie awake
awaiting for an answer
I let my guard down
your words sieze me
another piece is lost
a part of my being?
perhaps.
I’ve lost track

Waking in the wee hours
a creative mind is hard at work
pacing the attic floors
creaking echoes in my ears
jolting my body from sleep.

Awaiting for an answer
thoughts race so clear
I think,
“I should be awake for this”
my book of longing, your book of longing
remains open to the last read page
tired eyes replenish themselves with words
your awkward, poetic words
become so clear
reading on with little sleep.

Awaiting for an answer
sleep frightens me
if an answer shall appear
and Im not there
will I awake?
without your words waking me
a fight for answers
is lost.

Awaiting for an answer
calmly, waiting like a zen monk
a deep, safe voice rings in my ears
feeling it fill the room
completing my surroundings
with lush clouds to rest on
I imagine a shield
cradling my anxiety to sleep

Without childhood lullabies
writing remains the substitute
numbing anxious, insomniatic stress
if the pen stops moving
a sign flashes, burning my eyes
the anxiety never goes away
even as I await for an answer
no amount of patience will save me
for Im just (trying) writing my way out

With a path like yours
one can get very lost
dare I take a rest,
and await for an answer?

On A Path Of Words

sweetmiseryxx

Bowmanville, Canada

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