Lost In The Overgrowth
After jumping off together -
We are lost in the overgrowth.
I know I am near the base,
You may be on a ledge somewhere higher up
I can hear you but
I cannot see you
I still feel your pulse
Or is that mine?
I call your name - you rebound in kind,
We may be trying to find each other.
Do you want to find me? Or only reassure me
That you are down here too?
The foliage overwhelms my vision.
When we say words that skim the surface
They thicken the vegetation
And dull the sounds of our voices
There are a few pathways leading back up and winding further down;
There are the trails we charred into the earth
With words that shot straight from the heart.
I study where the grass has been trampled but aim to make new paths
There is an opening down here somewhere
That we cleared away
In the single moment that we found each other
Enclosed together, we connected
There in that open meadow
We flattened the flora
We created a space that now amplifies the echoes of our calling
A place that there is no way to get back to
La Pania Secca da La Fortezza di Trassilico