velvet moon

like a dream you wander
through the side of you
that gathers shadows best

but it’s in the time
in between moments
that scratch at you
and die off as ashes,
your secret revealed
when i sleep

your path is you, you know
so follow it

© r.e.l. 5/27/11

image by simsha

Posted for Poetry Potluck 5/29-6/4/11 on Jingle Poetry

dusty shadows

shadows
you are covered with dust
aren’t you… but i visit you now
anyway
to see you, like an old friend
whom i’ve lost
you know that you’ve hidden from me all this time

but now, better not to quench your thirst

what i see … is … my wind
that will expose the ashes and bareness left behind

you breathe in the deepest part of the water
but it’s ok
the dust leaves a mountain, and a place
to see your golden shadow

“in giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude..”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~ (from The Wisdom of the Sands)

© r.e.l. 9/29/10

inspired by a mountain of sand and the song Undertow by Warpaint

posted for Poetry Potluck 6/5-6/11/11 “Inspired by a Song” on Jingle Poetry