Friday, January 8, 2016

Elvis & Daisy



my child has a birth-day ....
and i am feeling the turning of seasons upon this corporeal-self
turning, churning, crashing, mixing & simmering
of
time
where does it go?
is it all the same?
whether one stands atop everest, hiking the trail, sitting in your purple comfy chair
or amidst the tumble of warm oceans
whether one is birthing a child
birthing a song
dreaming of lost dogs
white sand
red dresses
sleeping, loving, shopping, fighting, remembering
lending a hand, creating a world, breaking up ice, breaking a heart
as we walk across the pages of our lives
it
turns & churns & tumbles about us in cerulean blue & amber pink washes of brightness
and somber shades of shadow & frigid cold
these legs have stood on mountains, worn tango shoes & gone barefoot in city parks
these legs have swayed to jazz & lullabies .... rocked his world
and tormented my own
birth--days
earth--days
time
is
it.
time
measured by sundials of wonder & wait
thru the kaleidoscope of days
we are all the same
yet
in the
scat-tracings of our cosmic dust
can you see the heart-casting?
some echo detected by an ethereal diviners rod about the root of ivory bones?
the surprise of the perfect gift, the smell of pine trees, the thrill of touch & lost innocence,
the sensation of your child's prickly ginger hair upon your lips, the color blue,
that timeless snapshot from under the christmas tree when your are 6 as you look up into the lights,
the brisk crunch of snow, the smell of spring dirt, the feel of rain, the glory of storms
the delight of reading, watching, learning, eating red-velvet cake, feeling, laughing ....
the pleasure of friends & warm hands & warm beds
the truth of a song, naps & long-slow kisses
as we walk across the pages of our lives
time
endows us with the puzzle pieces
shrouded in fog
wind blown
to the
truths and traces
of
velvet
magic

3 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday all of you! Gorgeous words, Susie.

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  2. touching poetry Susie about the real magic!

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