Thursday, August 14, 2008

If I Carry No Dream Inside

if I carry no dream inside
how can I live through
the carrion day?

if I believe the news

of endless conflagration
how will I ever unfold

to you this

path of sheer moonlight,
or recite old poetry even with
my eyes closed and recite it

so well

new nightmares are dispelled
and you are calmed?

there are many reasons

to doubt the starry way
but how else could it ever be

that we continue breathing?

mary angela douglas 9 august 2008