Perchance

Can you make me forget?

I look to escape the day

Thoughts tease what could happen

Reality whispers what will never occur

Lines separate here and now

Fragile dreams dance upon breezes

My obsession clings to maybes

I ask again, can you make me forget?

Yesterday is a complex knot.

Things once held power crumple

Dreams lay upon the ground in pieces

Hopes nothing but ties that bind

Doubts flavor the air upon your breath

Wanting to be part wastes on the vine

I seek roads not to be traveled

Responses without form of measure

The moment golden in distant light

Things served negligence steeped with desire

Thrills within the hidden places of the heart

To bask in warmth of could be’s

The price of release far outweighs the cost


Dark waters

Before the was light

Darkness choked the heart

Creeping thoughts called doubt

Vines turned to steel chains

Sedate in their tyrannious rage

Below the surface nothing is calm

Still waters turning ill will deep

Drowning at the surface

The heartbeat of hell takes life

With open arms people dive in

The exhilaration better than life

Poison

Cursing through your veins

Black ooze breathed into the world

Your barbed tongue lashes outward

The game is hate in the name of love

Anything to make those points

Carnage, your lapel’s bloody rose

Appetite for destruction your persona

There is a ghost of humanity inside

I remember it’s face and profile

But lost it’s touch long ago

What poison do you feast upon

What dark clouds make your horizon

When will you look back to the dawn

Your soul split wide open to hell

Emptiness is your trophy

Just a kiss of that lovely poison

All that remains to be seen

Advice to My Daughter

Be it ancient or new

Choose your flag well

Unfurrow it upon high

Ride it among the breezes

Believe in every tale it spins

Never waste time on yesterday

The future is your domain

Second thoughts are chains

Doubts clips spread eagle wings

Think of hope, adventure, and dreams

Embraces grow bright futures

As long as breath passes, live

Dance upon clouds in moonlight

Never clock watch for midnight

Fill your tapestries with yourself

The New Way

I flailed at resolutions

Yesterday changes not for tomorrow

We invent the future to be better

We ignore those former days

As they reveal where we want to be

I’m much more concerned now

To change in the name of change

Truly divine waking experience

Creating an illusion of chance

That’s where delusion moves in

But yet here we jump off the cliffs

I resolve to be what you want

Never, not really, why would I?

So pardon my self indulgence

I resolve to laugh at the notion

I was the same mess yesterday

New year’s offers calendars

Upon we wrote the new way

The ink fades quickly to oblivion

Yet again flailing those resolutions

Disdain for the Light

Light kills the soul

We are not what we seem

Only in darkness we relax

Fences fall, personality drifts

I become myself amongst y’all

Tensions subside, smiles curl

My words tell truths your ears know

Edgy in the daylight, comfy now

Why we hide ourselves unknown?

Coyote traits to fool myself

Is rejection such an issue for me

You never know where my heart lies

I’ll assure every feeling to get my way

My safety is in the deep shadows

No sterile sunshine to gloss over

No empty promises of perfection

The night is for wonton ways

Silk escapes of what should be

I love the night for the freedom

I disdain the light for bleakness.

The Edge, my old friend

I step from the edge

Maybe it left me behind

Impulses were heartbeats

Chances flapped like wings

Ashes of Icarus, my memories

Bruises, postcards from edge

Fathers chargin, wore as crown

Now the soul tires at the view

Thoughts make fences before me

Fear, my perfect stranger sits beside

His sister worry reaches for me

Her warm hug masks cold touch

My younger shadow warns me

My hearing has diminished somehow

Maybe I never had it at all

My eyes still long for a view

My heart wishes for random beat

The edge still calls out to me

It takes even longer to go back

The flights of fancy just mental

Deep inside, my old friend knows

We are not what we used to be

To each other, at least.

Eyes of Green

Dreams feed the mind

Fantasy nurtures the heart

Trapped by pools of green

Release reluctantly by blinks

Catch me watching you

Strange feelings well within

Obsession is terrible addiction

Scratching inaccessible itches

Hope breaths desperation

But curves raise the pulse

Dreams still feeding mind

Fantasy starving the heart

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Distant Shores

Do you hear me calling?

Waves seem desperate for contact

My message has no bottle

Rudderless lies adrift like a raft

I know it’ll get through

Blind faith is my temple

Time my worn thin amulet

I have bound these feelings

Silver threads called expectations

I tell my shadow of the day coming

He laughs at the notion

But I have seen the other side

Beheld in the finest dream

Your face kissed by the Sun

Upon these distant Shores

Disappearing

Fading memories

That’s where we lived

Loss only counts in ones

Lingering is all hope does

It toys with belief

It ignores possibilities

Somehow we end up here

No-one did anything to get here

Which is how everything happens

A ghost of yesterday

Disappearing into tomorrow

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