And when I left
I was pinned to the stars I once looked at
Hooked to the constellations
Swinging from the moon.
I became the swirling universe
But I felt nothing but peace.
There were no more ‘shoulds’
No more regrets.
I wasn’t missing out, you see?
I am everywhere and everything.
I am in you and with you and always will.
How can I be sad I’m gone ?
I know you are.
You look for me in the star.
The one we named together.
But don’t crane your neck to see me
As I craned mine to see those before.
For I am more.
More than just heavens.
More than hell.
I am all.
And I am well.
What is a biscuit made, without you to taste it?
Sheets changed without you to loll in their fresh glory?
What is a dance in the kitchen
Without you to tease me.. please me.
A walk in the woods
How is it made good?
Tell me this. Tell me more.
I beg. I implore.
I cannot see the point without you.
Lots of dark clouds. No blue.
But sometimes when I stop and taste the soup
Smell the candle burning
I stop yearning.
What are you trying to tell me, universe?
Please speak to me. Make me see.
Just as I think the last drop of him is gone
Just as I pat myself on the back and guzzle down a drink of happiness
Then all my certainty is gone again.
All the things I promised …
Well they just go.
What does he see I wonder?
But if he could look inside.
He would see the the swirling galaxies of my soul
And he would know that there are depths to me
That he chooses to ignore
Chose to shut me out.
But I know enough to try and learn
That from this yearn this never ending burn
There’s something to be gained
I’m being trained
By powers greater than me
And definitely bigger than him.
So I suppose next time he crosses my path
Next time he passes me by.
I won’t just ask why?
But how? And why now?
Maybe then. Just maybe
It will all make sense.
Today I spilled right out of my skin
My blood ran over and over
Full of wonderful life
I wanted you all to know what it was like
To look at wind the same way as I do
To see the swirling leaves dance especially for me.
I think I entered a wormhole on my own
Because everyone else was quite forlorn
And when I danced in the rain
They put up their umbrellas.
As you dwindled on the pyre
Sparks flew higher and higher.
Then one brave spark came to me
I watched it flicker, it was all I could see.
Through my stomach it burnt its way
And I was filled with you and what you could do
The magic spark that your life was made of
Was the making of mine now.
I knew I had power.
You had bitten me in death
With your smokey breath
While your embers are still burning
I am already turning.