Distant Love (Poetry Reading)

Distant Love

fall 2019

Walking around the tundra of my mind
my thoughts on love are easy to find
the leaves I taste
and the skies I hear
from a couch in the city
as I open a beer

the full moon on the land
as the summer ends
the timing is on brand
as this moment bends
around my thigh
and across the ice
a new layer of existence
as we roll the dice

let’s see what happens
let’s see what this is
as this season dampens
it is what it is.

*

Dancing around the beat of a soul
after a temporary
but necessary lull
the song you carry
and the vibration it holds
has a newer meaning
as the story grows old

another moon arrives
and the sun moves on
a season comes alive
as another goes on

there is a wind that I fear
beyond the silence that we hear
and a spiral of thought
from a circle
that holds a dot
of the universe
we can see
but here lies
a frozen story.

*

Driving around the gravel roads
of a spirit we might already know
it’s been here before
and it came back for more
from down the river of your heart
and cross my world
in a twirl

the kind that’s still
from a grounded will.
the story starts
and I arrive in four parts.

*

You’ll see me in the spring time
within a different light
but of the same kind of fight

You’ll see me in the sunshine
of a summer’s day
the kind that doesn’t always
promise to stay

And in the fall
you’ll see me again.

Now comes the winter
as another year ends.

Where are we gonna go?
What are we gonna do?

Is this something you know?
Is this love even true?

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