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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Code of the Gods

Naked Journey

When stars flicker in a code
for the homeless and the gods,
whether a dream or a deity,
hope plants roots to a journey
that strips the traveller naked
to all reasoning;

love stirs phrases that
shine distant, like headlights
on a dark highway,
coming closer it blinds

the days that lie restless
in the pit of time's stomach;
parameters of passionate
substance crucified to a magic
that promises to resurrect:

to nail the pain of loneliness
firmly to a safe crosspiece
of ever-hooded metaphors,
calling for a leap of faith,
to bring self back to itself,

to come and find what's left
roaming in a night sky
where all colours blur
at its deepest proximity,
refusing even if they bury the body,
to simply lie down and die.

__________

Ellipse of Proof

the grinding soul begs
to the gasping mind to obey,

a lover's fingers burn
in a fire to shame
the first day of dawn,

but the lover makes his art
not knowing what it means,

a halo slips simply over the heart,
encircles, squeezes all sides,

a warm ellipse of proof
that finally love has
taken over the ride.

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