the poet

you want to know  how can anyone  large shadow  a, b, c  time of day  spring  look out my window  I see you staring  cruel place  somewhere  endings  not me  sun shines  stare at the mirror  hurt, pain  To A Soulmate  tiger's eyes  rain splatters  treat me like shit?  fire inside!  No One  journeys  love and lust  My Friend  falling  bitch, whore  no comfort  yes, yes  the music begins  somewhere i know  no longer  understanding  smurf  in...out...  Label.  addiction  lie in the darkness  frustrations  Fire  cold, alone  SheWhoKnows  you fell in love  human  wolf sees all  what to think  i feel lost  angel  twelve 

the mist comes out of the darkness
unbidden, unwanted
it swirls around me,
invades me
infiltrating my body
my mind
my soul
my very being

bringing confusion

when it leaves again i am not as i once was
my mind is chaotic
i can't seem to focus my energies

then i notice.
my carefully built and fortified walls are gone
i am an open book

WAIT! i cry to the retreating mist
but alas, it is gone
leaving in its wake my ruptured soul
a chasm that separates me from my control
and leaves me vulnerable

vainly i struggle to gather my Will around me
it is no use; it does not come
after a time i begin to think i've succeeded -
no one is reading the book
i am safe.

then you appear
with one look i know i am doomed
i feel your eyes upon my pages
reading every word that has ever been written
i cringe before you, defenseless
you gather me up and look into my soul

the warmth of your touch surrounds me
i glance up to see your wings unfold
midnight black feathers envelop me
protecting me from the world

i do not know what the dawn will bring
but i know that for this time, this moment,
i am yours.