Six Words

Lust is fleeting

Love is forever

~ Emily C.

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Peach Suns

when all is left are peach suns

setting on water’s bed

when stars unsettled

sparkle, messages unread

when words fail and thoughts

rail, beating drum inside

your head,

when names fade, and smiles

die, dispatched along time’s map

when efforts fall short

stuck type writer keys

letters never stamped

when clock stops

the phone won’t ring, and

i love yous hang

in vacant space

when lips mouth heart’s oath

muttered under stale breath

when reconciliation hurts

more than distance kept

when silence heals

the broken space deep

within cracked chest

when knowledge of self comes

when everyone is gone

when only you can fix what ails

no one else can take that on

when all is left are peach suns

giving way to dark’s ascent

when stars kindle in morse code

look for your map within

~ Em C.

5.15.18

Love Astronomic

Just two stars in the sky tonight –
Mine and yours,
No others as bright.

I can see a million constellations
Dancing through eternity
In our one lonely pair,

Connecting the dots, beginning to end,
From end to beginning,
And starting over again;

Each time a new star map is written,
As many as our expressions
Of this love astronomic,

Echoing into deepest space,
Forever replicating –
Yet never the same.

Just two stars in the sky tonight –
Unlimited combinations,
Unlimited time…

~ Em C.

4.26.18

Unreachable

fading into forever
nothing left behind
all the worries wither
reaching far to feel fine
all your calls unanswered
the letters in the box
forgotten whispers flitter
figments fractured by our dark
days that turned to nights
nights that never end
until i found my road
beyond the road’s last bend
where no signs point to me
where maps fail to lead
to places i find solace
in solace’s gentle bed
fading into forever
for now is far too raw
safe in my own embrace
the only arms i trust
away from words too sweet
the lies of mouths that gush
the truest sign of fraud
the ones who glitter gold
give me souls dirty,
ripped, torn, and dull
the ones that hide away
the ones i stumble upon
humble in their countenance
unafraid to show deep scars
i’ll trust the gritty any day
over polished fake facades
find me gone forever
from the world i thought i knew
from what once lured me
i’ll slip into the unreachable

~ Em C.

4.22.18

The Invisible Tide

stepping stone stars

hopping to and from

chasing ‘round Mars

bottling the sun
.
charting swirling galaxies

mapping all the dark

spreading out our blanket

picnicking on rock
.
eye spy long lost births

a blink erases time

dust writes ancient messages

on sky’s canvas framed by night
.
only hearing heartbeat

deafening cold vacuum

reading a language we created

scrawled in red sand dunes
.
kiss the sunrise with me

savor moon’s dessert

burrow in alien mountains

run with me through cosmos
.
never turning back

better on the outside

unchained from the moor

sailing the invisible tide
.

~ Em C.

4.19.18

And All

Somewhere my soul is dancing

In a world where it is loved

Where it is seen and heard and respected

Where it never has to defend

Its vibrant energy for breath

Its never ending quest

The way it beams passion

How it strives for its best

Somehow my soul will surface

From suffocating depths black

The kind that choke the spirit

The kind that strangles hearts

I’ll know the light upon arrival

It will embrace my being whole

It won’t question my motives

It will hold me

scars and all

~ Em C.

4.13.18