Posted in 28 Days of Unreason, Poetry

Day Four – “Break Down”

“There is a human wildness held beneath the skin that finds all barriers brutishly unbearable”
~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

BREAK DOWN

The nightmare’s voice
fills up your silence with jazz
MAD JAZZ
promises to free
up your body
fading the film to               b   l   a    c    k
wipe clean your slate
choose the           s  w   i   r   l      i n g           horns
the

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   questions

that shred
that trembling
barbed wire
against the Parrish sky
stretch out the wings
you never knew you had
stand upon the window

ledge

calling out
to the stars in their
own language

Fly beyond

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Embrace the Wild Within

 

Embrace the wild within
Nurture it as a seed planted
In the shallow loam of your breast
Rain upon it soft
Drench it with morning sun
Cloak it with evening dew
Ring out the bells that hang
From your finger tips
Proclaim gladness
At the bursting forth of its first
Courageous shoot
Tend it with ripening jealousy
Plucking off runners that lean
Toward thoughts of pain
Seeking pity
For strong will be the soul
That is wild within

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