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dreamer ghost

Cried for 10 years,
prayed for 10 years,
exhausting mortal allotment of tears.
Reverently letting go,
ephemeral hand of lost searching
soul;
this lifetime
destined to be a holy man.
Lotus and sterile
upon quivering cliffs,
scolded by the laughter
of river om,
peeling a snakeskin of smudge,
fingerprints of impostors
and false lovers
revealing nothing, save the storm.
Gales of scarlet turbulence,
stupid will, drowning
in torrential zen,
and deep within dark sheets
just beyond mortal infection,
yet close like lingering perfume,
modulating, noise and note,
virgin silhouette of inspiration –
the dreamer ghost


come to me

come to me

come to me

in any form

except that memory

~

come to me

in perfume rain

of louring mist,

quiescent gray

 

or slivers that pierce

the end of day, bleeding

upon the edge near night

colors dim in pastel light

~

come to me

come to me

in any form

except that memory


loss

emotion humbled the atmosphere
an incompatible perfume
for each reckoning man
bathing every sculpted face
with deep lines, and
charted interpretation of loss