Saturday, June 14, 2008

Two Men in my Dreams

There are two men in my dreams
They keep trying to meet
but are never successful.

One man is young and often
associated with the colour
blue or white.
The other man is older
and more serious.

They continue to almost
meet each other but
something always 
prevents them from
an actual encounter.

I saw them last night again,
Two men in a forest,
one in a blue jacket
with his hands in his
pockets, quietly following
the older man through
the woods.
I watched through a window
as the older man
avoided 
by slipping into 
shadows
thus eluding
their potential 
engagement
or confrontation
yet again.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Prayer for Mother Earth


Prayer for Mother Earth

Tangled curl of lichen dry branches outside the window
in exchange for dry dust of broken hearts.

Sun warmed rock with it's cool moss shroud
for deep inner strength tempered by humility.

Turbulent night of lightning and thunder
for heat of passion released in full expression.

A whole field of sun-ripened wild strawberries
for one long lingering kiss.

Curve of distant hillsides bathed in moonlight
for tender caress of vivacious flesh.

Offerings of the earth in exchange for love lost
I bow low in reverence and remember:

"There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth."

Monthly blood offering to the Great Mother
given lovingly back to it's source.
I honor this mother with all of my life, 
curl into her arms and ask that she hold me
as I howl into her breast of the death inside
and water her moss with blood and tears.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Nightmare

Frozen in timeless dark
choking on thumbtacks
lips being pierced with poison
I fight and bite and kick.
I find his eye sockets and dig
my fingers in hard, still he pins
me to the ground forcing poison
into my lips.
I manage to escape his grip
and start to dance on the street
with two blue scarves spinning
the freedom of sky around me.
He throws beer bottles that shatter
at my feet
and laughs as my dancing feet turn 
red with blood.