Archive for June, 2009

Long Cold Winter of Summer

Posted in Lyrics, Poetry at Rest on June 12th, 2009

I awoke from a dream
With a toothache in my soul
Then Novocain filled my chest
So fear could drill its hole

River of thoughts damned my mind
Lava laces a thoracic knot
Sensation tricks me into thinking
Something it is not

My feet are balls of fire
Red radiates from my head
Skin fills a mold made of heat and sweat
Dead, this cavity feels dead!

How can I redeem the time
Spent merely as projection—?
A shadow of a man
Cast from this former man’s reflection

It’s been a Long Cold Winter of Summer
With springs of black and white
In the fall of the former glory
I await to take my flight

© 2009 J. Marshall