Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What to do with the words that get stuck

(Pre-script: This post uncorks and flows freely when paired with the song," Closer," #17 on the playlist, so go down, click that song on, then come back and resume reading. I'll wait...) (...still waiting...)

At the end of the day

when you are left with the words

that never got said

that got stuck on your tongue

that got drowned in your blubbering

distracted by your wondering, wandering thoughts

squelched, suffocated by self conscious insecurity

pour them out on the page

pour them out with the tears

let the storm sweep you up

wash you down the river

out to sea

let the waves roll you

over and over yourself again and again

and again and

leave you wrecked and exhausted

and spent

on the shore

some shore of your mind

solid as the sand that shifts beneath you

open your hand, look and see what remains, open

your heart, touch and feel

what has been softened, restored,

open your mouth,

let what is falling off your tongue

fall freely, finally


you dig your toes deeper in to the solid something underneath

open your eyes,

and watch

the rising sun

even as the wind

blows you senselessly silly.


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