Tears of Violet Flow

Tonite the rain seeps
from the sky
in windy swells
and shower sighs,
oozing sideways
thru the grey
and slowly watering
this day
and watering me,
here, watching.tumblr_n3twukp8la1txnrn6o1_1280you, sitting there,
on that strange bus
why’d you ride
that carriage dark,
why’d you treat it
like a lark to ride
that Mystery Train
of darkling Truth
forgetting lessons
learned in youth…
and me, stood there,
near, watching?tumblr_nn0ix69kSK1qat5pio1_1280Your brother ran

that show, so full
of twisted fairytales
for fools who
should know better,
don’t know worse
so they make sow’s ears
from intricate silk purse,
his modern show
of life and leisure,
ending bound up in
a truth-mal-seizure
and me, in agony,
there, watching.2008-5-10 Auschwitz No 2 - Final 6-24-2008 750But then you turned,

you saw me there
and your face
crumpled as you stared,
and understanding
bum-rushed you
and carried you
from Timbuktu
into the truth of you
and me and what
our hearts had knit
together, free and
flesh of flesh,
bone of bone,
you saw me,
stood, crying.tumblr_n9g7cv6wQk1r2tfp0o1_1280and then your face
turned inside out
and I saw your heart
all bloodstone, heliotrope
and it did drain
back towards the skies
and then it pushed out
of your eyes,
and violet tears ran
down your cheeks
as your soul broke
in both our grief
while I was there,
there, waiting.tumblr_n4zmziYZZM1rue7wuo1_1280And you ran fast
towards the door
and it did open then,
what’s more
you knelt and fell
down to your knees
and wept so bitter
in your lees
and I ran to you,
there, crying.tumblr_nmm2173GmL1r3t8ico1_1280and you on that step,
wracked with sobbing
to beat the band
and me on that hot
pavement sharp and biting
and crying harmonic
to you sighing,
and your face covered
in tears of violet flow
somewhere between
red, blue, purple,
and grey, like your eyes,
of velvet, violet grey…

and then I woke
before we could speak
the words our hearts
broke to say
and never cease to say

and you were gone
midst tears…
midst tears of violet flow
and me left,
there, cryingtumblr_nmqb8alChS1trfg04o1_540

4 thoughts on “Tears of Violet Flow

    • Thank you, Lynda…it was a dream I had a few nights ago…sadly I was not able to truly convey the depth of feeling, hope, desperation, the sense of all things trembling on the precipice of falling into reconciliation at last…and then me woke up before even a word could be said.

      I cried for hours after, Sis…hours, and I still tear up if I think of it too much.

      it’s a poem drenched in the tears of my sorry soul

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