The thought of kissing you was interrupted when the river formed a curious wall. Trying to disappear, we were helpless When it pushed us to the streets. Hour after hour of resistance Our chilled bodies, bones growing old. We swam toward the fires After every tear, every downstroke I looked into your eyes You were so scared, filled with fear, but you wouldn't take my hand About a minute later you found an exit In the skin of the moon we rested. I sung you a song that you've never heard You began to blush, but soon regretted it. You climbed off clutching a star You said you must get back home. The land is dry there, I can trust there I can rest alone. So, I laid back down Ears hearing those sad songs you've never heard before. After a while the moon's surface - became so wooden, my splintered skin had to leave. I climbed onto the back of a lonesome comet That brought me home to my lonely midnight fall When I landed, I couldn't walk I just innocently began to crawl The ground... it felt so wet and dirty. It was like boredom and slime Finally, home I poured myself a cup of coffee, my mind was already racing My mind wouldn't let go of your smile. My heart was being held a prisoner by patience I laid my stolen head down to think some more I thought I saw the first hint of the season's sunshine. So, I walked closer to the window I began to envision you as an angel holding me up high. When I got closer, only past ghosts looking at me Taunting me with light. So, I transformed back into the gravel and dirt Never knowing the invention of hills would soon give birth to mountains. Looking over my shoulder The pale ladybug crawling on the curtain - is shy to the wind. Breath becoming more intense, she doesn't even budge Sort of reminded me of you And you’re blind to love’s eyes laying stagnant in the winds of the past.
Bio: David L O’Nan is a poet, short story writer, editor living in Southern Indiana. He is the editor for the Poetry & Art Anthologies “Fevers of the Mind Poetry and Art. and has also edited & curated other Anthologies including 2 inspired by Leonard Cohen and an upcoming one inspired by Bob Dylan. He has self-published works under the Fevers of the Mind Press “The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers” “The Cartoon Diaries” & “New Disease Streets” (2020). A compilation of 4 books “Bending Rivers” a micro poem collection “Lost Reflections” and new book “Before the Bridges Fell” (look under books tab in Amazon) under Cajun Mutt Press & “His Poetic Last Whispers” (2022) David has had work published in Icefloe Press, Dark Marrow, Truly U, 3 Moon Magazine, Elephants Never, Royal Rose Magazine, Spillwords, Anti-Heroin Chic, Cajun Mutt Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Voices From the Fire. Twitter is @davidLONan1 and for the book @feversof Join Facebook Group: Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Arts Group . Facebook Author page DavidLONan1 and goodreads page is https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18366060.David_L_O_Nan