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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Silent

Yeah, I've been MIA again. So sue me. Sometimes I want to write, and sometimes, I don't. I can't force it.

My life has been less than stellar for the past 2 months or so. I'll deal; I always do. It tends to overwhelm, though, especially when my coping mechanisms refuse to co-operate.

I feel like posting a poem. Hooray for cop-outs! I'm failing utterly at articulating my thoughts, though, so I'll just let someone else articulate them for me.


Crystals

Diamonds overhead.
We walk on crystals
sharp as longing.
When you touched me
I thought my heart
would crash through
my breastbone to lie,
pulsing and impossible,
on your bed. A screen
door banged across
the lane instead.
We heard a late car
on the street. Summer,
that was. I wanted
the sea, an island, more.
You wanted tenderness.
I felt the bone and
cartilage that held
my heart. Dreamed
of crystals,
sharper, even.

-Guy Gavriel Kay