Reason as the Leading Motive

Feasting on Seconds — Republished

Posted by Jerry on August 1, 2005

There are times when you produce or create something that truly surprises you. You wonder amazingly that you had whatever it was that needed to be there inorder to give rise to that creation.
There are many things I have posted on this blog that does that for me: it surprises me. This poem is just one example of that. I post this here once again to bring it to the center of my attention. I think it serves to remind me that one is only as capable as one’s own assesment of one’s self. And so, I believe one should aspire to things they believe are not within their normal range of capacities, and then maybe witness an amazing suprise.

Moonlight dripping quiet fog
hovering shadows never letting loose

In the vastness, I walk…
in s l o w thinking movements
crushing the tired grass
ripping their hearts

I ponder the ominous air
And swallow the timorous sky

gulp in…
breathe out

The wind is mocking me
its taunting laughter
its foreboding cries
close to my ear

I open my lungs
blanket the wind
and smother its density

They watch me bare my chest
My bleeding heart…
I know they see
with salivating eyes

In hungry patience they await
the silence of my being
to smell my decaying body
to gouge my succulent eyes
and drink from the vial of my glands

I look right back at them
with eyes as terse as steel
but my thumping heart
rises in decibels deafening my ears

And they see my shivering limbs
Their tongues
lick off the streams of my seeping blood
Their low rumbles reek of impatient greed

Only seconds more… I think

The moon watched in embarrassed silence
And hid her sadness behind her curves

Let me not know the manner of my death
I pray

Only seconds more…


One Response to “Feasting on Seconds — Republished”

  1. i love this one just as much as i did before

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