Friday, December 9, 2011

As we stare

the silence swirls
like pigeons half flocked
together in the narrows
of our mouths

and the darkness of our breath
washes over what is
over what we don't see

as the past gathers
and breathing like water
we chew the stones into clouds


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9 comments:

Madhulika said...

I loved the post title a lot :)

Jyotthsnaa Sharma said...

we chew the stones into clouds...
such a powerful expression of words and emotions.. !! Touche!

Jyoti Mishra said...

as the past gathers
and breathing like water
we chew the stones into clouds...

some great lines..
beautifully written :)

Krystal said...

I love how the title is a part of the poem.
"we chew the stones into clouds..."
That is my absolute most favorite line.

rivercat said...

thanks for the nice comments. i wastrying to describe the act of making sense of anything or thinking about trying to
:)

zonedin said...

I grind my teeth at night when I sleep chewing on those stones and my dreams help me breath light again. Hope you are well and enjoying a wee bit of festivities;~)

rivercat said...

my dentist tels me i grind and have tmj.yes i got a pecan pie in the mail. a slice only has 5oo caloris :)

rivercat said...

merry chrismas and happy holidays to everyone :)

Nadya said...

powerful images...