the fog is a misty veil that wraps itself loosely around my tiny world;
a silken grey transparent scarf
that cradles and softens the harsh contours, the arrogant brightness
the sharpened edges of reality.
it’s sleepy eyes droop in silence, resigned to its loneliness
and it fears no challenge from sound nor brilliant light
for it swallows them all
and it creeps hunched over
in its search for a proud, yet hidden twilight
this is my only comfort,
my only hope,
my distant, fragile peace:
that even the raging fire,
without sufficient fuel,
will starve itself to extinction.
You never ask me questions
cause you never want my answers,
so we live in awkward silence that,
it seems, goes on forever.
and we chatter much of nothing
just to light a dying fire.
And i want to scream so loudly,
just to shatter all the windows.
but it never really happens
so I swallow all the sorrow with a smile,
and I hate how i have faded in your lie.
*CAUTION; this story is somewhat “tongue in cheek”***
Last night i dreamed of a grizzly chasin me thru downtown New Orleans…and there was a ballerina riding on his back, o course…(they are to blame for the breakdown of society, bears and ballerinas…somebody’s gotta stop em…haaaaa,huh???) Anyways, the bear/ballerina tandem chased me down and cornered me in a deserted and decaying mausoleum. Then the ballerina swiftly hopped down from the grizzly’s back and began pirouetting furiously, madly. The friction created a firestorm and the mausoleum was set ablaze. The grizzly bear was incinerated but his teeth and claws popped out, which i quickly snatched up for protection. The ballerina continued her reckless spinning until all the skin was pulled from her body…but her skeleton persevered in its pirouette until it drilled a tunnel clean under the mausoleum and i followed that tunnel to safety.The ballerina disappeared into the night, i could hear her delicate bones creaking away…whew I’m lucky to be alive!!!! haaaaaa…now this metaphorical dream represents a relationship recently ended, but my mind had such fun turning it into a ludicrous adventure…try it next time you break up with someone, its quite therapeutic..