Terra

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these are the things I will admit only to myself, and perhaps to someone who is important:

1

I’m in the chamber of
dust, dusk
musk, mist, fog
I am living in a cloud,
and people have to look up to see me,
but the thing is I’m afraid of heights

2

I’m afraid to be home alone
even though there are people around
I’m afraid
when everyone is there but you
you’re in a different house,
the one in your mind,
only no one’s in that one either.

3

I find more and more that
the less extravagant,
the more hearty
the less dainty,
the more buried in the soil
the less drenched and dripping
the more pragmatic
the less ethereal,
makes my blood run and burn.

4

I am grounded, steady
like my sign
repulsed by water and by swimming
by aquiline faces
by fast, clear running words
I’m melding into the rocks
I’m melting into the soils
I’m falling into the flowerbeds
because that’s the only way
I can get
a clearer head;

5

only you
I want to talk to you,
but I’m by myself
oh god

Copyright 2015 Golden Star Poetry

2 responses »

  1. This new work, TERRA – what a stunning work you’ve put out again. I love the contradictory images and feelings combined with the lyricism of the words – “Meld” and “Melt” etc, and the way you are conveying emotion, tension and longing.

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