Bound for Corrosion

Miles of walking with this string around my finger

dug purple trenches in places that intended to swell for you

 

Gravity versus levity decided

So I released you to drifting

 

Balloon shrieks deflated the air-

sky held her breath

 

But those bloodless air carcasses!

They took everything that was or could have been

 

Those floating heartbeats! Tied to nowhere,

They took what I had hoped for and used it

 

to sanitize the horizon

to hush my flow of inner crimson warming

 

So this current sky - free of color is my own undoing

no streaks no shadows no return

 

I asked for what would come of wanting

I merged with the precipice, for this:

 

Fuse me, the magma in my heart,

To the fire core that birthed this rock

 

Where once upon a time

Lava loved forth like a fluid firework

 

Like an unreasonable river

Only to eventually cool solid.

 

Early on, and up from the core

We are bound for corrosion

IMG_6755 dead man.jpg

Le Alpi Apuane in garfagnana

l'omomorto