I Need

I NeedThe cairn that I needto buildmust be made with layers of shaleso day upon flat day might berevealed to meas the fingerholdsof an uncertain climberfor in the smoothness of round stonesand the constant curvatureI would lose my holdand fall foreverwaiting to land upon the floor of deathwhich never comeswishing life awayonly builds another shelfI need a cairn of shale to builda pile of flat stones to yieldthat which would not be revealedonly in the pouring of the winefrom a simple water jug.I woke this morningwith a stone upon my minda need to make an offering of one at a timeto try and explain the vastness I can only feelI could travel far toward astral boundariesyet still I must build with the momentthat I have nowI woke this morningwith a stone upon my mindwhether round or smooth or flat I needto build the cairn before the mountainas a reflection of its being.Faces and cloudsracing by the contenance of the moonI cannot build them but from wordsand words cannot pin them downI lose them all in the search for a wordbut in a stone I linger in the mistthe world revolves around false permanenceI need the sun to revolve around mejust for a momentin order to buildmy shelter against the thoughtof an endless circle of time.I woke up this morningwith the word cairn upon my lipsthoughts of shale and table topsand an offering againstthe suffering of change.

I Need

bill bell

Everett, United States

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