Between Darkness and Intensity

Dear teacher

Tonight in bold mannerisms

I do portray

The lessons taught and learned in the absence of a living day

Of loves lost and conquered

Left and mastered

All following a cretin on a shallow bay

 

I come here to proclaim

How classrooms could not save

The torn arms of a dying slave

To verse

To love

To inadequate gestures of innocence

 

So.. Is this my winter

That I manage to salvage with a truthful smile?

For…

The curves that shape my face

Are clowns

On canvases

Erasing spring

And capturing decay

 

In seasons my gift returns

It escapes

The gaps between

Growing

Sowing

The truthful fear

Of perfection on a paper

Slaving only to a self

Denying

 

Flying away from every hopeful mirth

In lakes of imbedded imperfection

I swipe my face

Along the carved red between my veins

 

Dear teacher

I do not understand

The impossible failure the reaching out

The empty hand

Death no longer visits

And it hurts my limbs

Her lips no longer pronounce the “peachy”

How is it Can you tell? – I came to this…

 

It seems no faith can save me

No god

No parent

Power nor truth

Can keep the yearning away from needing to be close to you

The films we never got to see

The pictures Screen shots

Simplicity of romancity

It signals

Like sirens on a shore

Of titles we cannot bare no more

 

Storms we had overcome

But at long last the victorious lands

We did forsake

For

The

Sake of

The teachers we once thought we could be

In springs between the

Serenity of darkness and intensity

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