Saturday, February 15, 2014

life and death

skin
and texture
moss against your
cheek
ice crusted pine needles
freezing finger tips

cracks and wrinkles
that make up designs on hands
like magical markings of
more than just nature

tears make tracks like these
life etches them into
corners of
corporeal coverings
at the corner
of your eyes

a white walled world
carries power
as does the lush green ground
growing and reaching
up
toward
the sun

bodies and
earth
together
-one
complete thing-
leaving your own
body
behind
and melting
evaporating
till clouds coagulate
and form from you
and everything
that ever was

melt
and reform
vaporize
rematerialize

rebirth inside
and on the surface of
the earth