it was simple
I’d place the oil burners full of fat into the tree
and the branch would light up.
i would take a lock of my hair
and braid it with yours
full, like a benediction
and whole, like love.
i might run like a kite and never find myself again
and my deep interior might grab at me and say
dont run away
graft me back inside.
the milk and warm apples and pearl earrings
and my darling teddy bear and the conversations
the milk spilling sour and turning sour
the apples being eaten
and the teddy being torn
and the coversations empty.
I want to be at the edge of the forrest, braiding my hair and flying my kite
and breathing a cinnamon story of warmth.
do you think i know the truth?
why do you ask me questions, Dan?
I’m just twenty
i need some money
i want a bed full of straw and full of heady hearts
stringing along like electric parts
until its so bright i have to squint.
i am made of you
you, of me:
it is simple.
I am grafting a staircase to the underbelly
you shook, i shake
the world topples over
but we stay on mount balance,
never moving an inch
never feeling a pinch
like bees filling up the cup
with sweet honey.
the rosemary fills my lungs,
and its time,
to move on,
like a grafted tree or branch:
like a whirlwind
the world is all moving sound and color
and i will hear you when i wake.
Copyright 2013 Golden Star Poetry