Poem #2 from Before the Bridges Fell by David L O’Nan :Black Jackets and Boneless- Poetry

(c) David L O’Nan

Black Jackets and Boneless

Baby, we can keep running from this city.
We can leave all the devils behind. We can watch as our 
denim leaves our black jackets and become boneless.
Bareless, Watching our shoes turn to rubber and dust.

We can drip the oil from our hands from broken cars.
From hopes of stolen motorcycles that lay dead in the ditch.
We can try to escape those devils behind. Once again, baby.
Do you remember the words you said to me?  You told me to jump 
from the bridges and just end it in a moment of anger, of sadness?
Do you remember the way you felt when I said you were hopeless.

Do we remember the horrid things lovers say to each other when scared?  When angry?  When feeling like God isn't watching.
Do you still want to run away with me? 
Do you want to throw our silver rings in the river and watch them float under?

Run with me, let's watch the light reflect off the rocks on a partly cloudy day.  Find new life wherever that may be.   

I know I can feel blind. And I can't hear your scream when they are whispers. I'm Van Gogh.  I feel dead like him too.  Maybe I can't see past the fields of flowers of imperfections.    I need you to run with me. To find new angels that don't fail us and fall to feathers by our cold feet.   The angels that failed me, failed you, but first failed God.

Let's run because we can't stay here.  This is where the bridges will fall.   This is where the witches cook up recipes in the cauldrons. This is where we will never see each other in the way we once saw each other.   Black jackets full and run like a rogue, or boneless and bleached out like the skeletons giving up to be buried in shared dirt.

*Free web poetry book* Before the Bridges Fell by David L O’Nan: Poem 1: Narcissism Taxi Cab Parades

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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