Sunday, May 17, 2015

Some Things Just Can't Be Said

like falling off the edge of the world,
the cliffs, blindfolded, you didn't know
were there

like never hearing the bright word said
but still listening for it
after the speaker's dead

like stitching together no reasons why
or having no mottos on the walls
of the heart, the dazzling aortic

continuing on despite this

like looking for the sun at night
or flight from the frozen sparrows on
the budless twigs or

keeping music's secret like the marrow

of dreaming with your eyes entirely open
some things just can't be said
the way they felt to you

at the time
breaking the heart of milleniums

mary angela douglas 17 may 2015