Connotations and Undertones

j: heaven is worthless without the people you love.

we watched it burn from the roadside,
the hills alive and snarling, paper claws sweeping at the
galley of faces turned towards

the malformed skeleton of an apartment complex.

we wondered how midnight could be so bright,
the begging moon rose as we opened our mouths,
but no words came out.

without meaning to, all our sentences end

picked apart by smoke and vultures;
we hated it but could not avoid the fire, offering stones
like prayers, on a cold october night.

– san diego / 2003

10 thoughts on “Connotations and Undertones

  1. writing is always difficult. i think it is especially so for poets because often it means confronting demons or holding up a mirror to ourselves that we are not always ready to see. but is there an option? i have put my pen down before and gone mad. the writing, which i believe you once wrote, is my lifeline.

    not always bloggable, but a lifeline just the same.

    keep going.

  2. writing is always difficult. i think it is especially so for poets because often it means confronting demons or holding up a mirror to ourselves that we are not always ready to see. but is there an option? i have put my pen down before and gone mad. the writing, which i believe you once wrote, is my lifeline.

    not always bloggable, but a lifeline just the same.

    keep going.

  3. This reminds me of…I don’t want to spoil it for you! I want you to read the book…then you’ll know what I’m talking about!

    It’s called Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier…I think I’ve mentioned it before. ^_^

  4. This reminds me of…I don’t want to spoil it for you! I want you to read the book…then you’ll know what I’m talking about!

    It’s called Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier…I think I’ve mentioned it before. ^_^

  5. Connie: I think you are right. But sometimes the words don’t come out how it sounds in the head tho, and that is a real buzz kill. In the end… I haven’ been able to change my life/the world through these words either.

    Dee: Now that I kno who the author is, I’ll look around and see if it can be located. =) You’ve been telling me to read this book for months. Maybe years. Will get around to it eventually, no worries.

  6. Connie: I think you are right. But sometimes the words don’t come out how it sounds in the head tho, and that is a real buzz kill. In the end… I haven’ been able to change my life/the world through these words either.

    Dee: Now that I kno who the author is, I’ll look around and see if it can be located. =) You’ve been telling me to read this book for months. Maybe years. Will get around to it eventually, no worries.

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