Each sound spills over and melts into….. Silence.
The same silence from which it was born.
The vast quiet absorbs all discord.
Silence cannot be vanquished.
Subdued for a moment, it simply bides its time
and then swallows the most deafening clamor with infinite grace.
In the presence of silence
the smallest bird’s wisp of a call
to the most thunderous and cataclysmic horror of destruction.
Both ultimately fade into the same forever
peace and quiet. (more…)
Don’t turn away
in the fire that burns your already peeling skin
on the path crowded by brambles that tear at your old hide
in the flood that rips at all you cling to
standing in the fierce wind that abrades the tiredness within
in the purifying element of pain
that a lifetime of habit has denied you
in the death that has been lifetimes in arrival
in the place
that begs for you to blame
and resist the need to blame
that pleads for you to make others wrong
and resist making others wrong
that is willing to deny love
and crawl back to an old version of you
that is already an ill-fitting skin
that no longer serves
and no longer believes
what you still cling to believing
and do not waiver and crawl