Friday, May 08, 2015

Darker Air

It is not only that my eyes are brown,
that (before this frost) I used to wear
sable in my hair.

All my life, unknowing
alike with knowing, I have breathed
this darker air.

All my songs a blacker shade of blue—
my cheeks are yellow roses. Darker too.
These aren’t colors I can choose to wear

or unwear. They’re painted on the inside
of the eyes that view,
that see me through a glass of darkened air.

Who knows me, who sees me true
and where?
I drink strong wine and fly in storms. My wings
are full of agate eyes
and yellow roses decorate my hair.
I breathe dark air.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! I thought you had abandoned this venue. So very glad to see your work. How the heck are you? I have been away a long time. Maybe that was it. Love your work, your mind, your heart.

Rick Mobbs