Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Things That Change



Once upon a time I was
flesh and blood and bones, 
I breathed the infinitesimal stars and the sky
and I breathed the universe.
I had the fire of the sun
between my ribs and 
the swiftness of the wind
in my legs 
(I unfolded them like wings). 
I had hair interwoven with thunder bolts and a 
head full of hurricanes. 

Perhaps I have spun on my axis alone
for too long. 
Perhaps I swallowed the inexhaustible salt of
loneliness too much -
because now, my 
dreams are scattered like constellations
in the perennial night
and my heart
is the color of
dying leaves. 

1 comment:

  1. I really love your writing..can u please critique mine? and if you do like it can you follow please?
    Thanks

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