Posts Tagged Hope
Mahler adds a false drama to my winter afternoon.
I’m the bear who’s been torn to bits by the shotgun,
but I’m not. I’m the silent mouse, daintily crawling,
searching for approval, strangled by all of the thorns
of ice falling with aggression from the moldy brick
buildings. The scampering of the Mahler violins
makes me jump on top of the stale structures, and
the horns, the most powerful horns with the trombones,
they urge me to tear into the buildings with giant claws
made from plastic straws which never transport
the vanilla shake that helps fix my terrible moods,
but the buildings smash back at me at impossible
diagonal angles, shrinking me, forcing me to realize
who or what it is that I am. The man in the cafeteria
Speaks on the phone as if with his lover, and he’s
terribly ugly, but he creates life worth living, while I
pull the shards of ice out of my body, while Mahler’s lush,
glazed violins sing of unspeakably beautiful children, and
just before the children die, hope bubbles in my silent zones,
Trashed again by a man who is really a mouse, a parasite.
smooth jellos enhance
for better mastery of
golden, distraught paths.
Seething gray inches smoothly
Through big, West plates
Filled with faithful evergreens.
Morning is too soon, but
Swimming vines, gripping softly,
Simmer the stew of life.
Pliable comets of bodies of silk,
Velvety lotions of wild hormones,
Promise of a day with no other agenda,
Adoration blooming without fear,
Shaking with bright foreshadowing,
Not waiting for the blackness to
Smother and scare the gray.
Hoping explosive, calming reds of
Evening to come will fuse the old,
Broken grounds of love’s history.
Dreaming anticipation of
Cushioned, soft playgrounds to come
Will forbid unwanted guests of
Torture and hopelessness.
Knowing that hope and those
Brilliant, deep, blue eyes
Will conquer the meaninglessness.
Let her work, God, please
Let her cover me in warm chains of
Silk, comforting with blue waves.
Please let her protect me from
All of the evil, heavy swarms of
Vicious wolves who love to harm daily.