Running

Poetry

The one thing I could never put into words

Is the urge to be gone,

Always to be absent.

To be missed but not chased,

loved but not anchored.

Most indescribable is the want to run,

When even the air is compressed,

That feeling in my legs –

Almost an ache,

But not quite –

A desperation

To be moving,

running.

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The Empty City

Poetry

As you wander

through an ocean of lights,

the motorcycles sing in the neon silence.

They say they do it with mirrors.

Nothing but a haze in a purple desert.

Nothing but feathers falling from crystals

to be ground under foot as you march to the tune

of money and minutes,

an hour in a second,

a lifetime lived in a day,

any day,

every day.

Where reality is a shimmering memory,

where towers are built on lies and loopholes –

this is the place

where all the things

you think you ever wanted

live then die,

die then live –

then fade,

almost as if

they were never there at all.


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As We Exist

Poetry

As we exist
words spill into my head.
I was always bad at being without words –
Even now, when there is no time, no space,
and we are tangled together like wires, the words don’t stop –
My brain exploding with fireworks of consonants and vowels,
transforming into metaphors,
living and breathing in my mind.

I know that your head is different.
Just raw, blank instinct.
Completely here,
and nowhere but now,
my opposite.
Always.


(Featured image from Raumrot)

© Kate Warren and Rebuild, 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kate Warren and Rebuild with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.