Thursday, July 26, 2007

shallow breaths

move only if you must.
stay a while longer. linger
for love will not create for us.
we remain as we were.

eternity will not come
despite our promises.
hold me and i will cling,
living in your now.

hold me and i will cling.
stir only if you must.
the world continues to turn
but we, we will remain still.


a slow wilting into stillness
art giving way to form
no, ravaged.
yes, ravaged by a graceless need
to belong
to stand out
to glory in a trifecta
of precision, accuracy, uniformity.
it is