No black and white photograph
Just two of earth’s own.
Score pacts through red clay
Fingertip wavy ink trails
Gathering the prey.
Blood’s sudden distance
In the need for possession
Your disgust haunts me.
Leaves an absence of colour
Still unfastened day.
Fish, bird, skin held taut
Language, tribe, vast stretch of land
Between you and I.
painting by will wilson
Let me feel your gentle wings envelop me
As I sing to you
Shattered and undone
Let me feel your arms hold me tight
As I move to the beat
Shattered and lonely
Let me feel your protecting light all around me
As I cry tears of joy
I am not alone
For you are here with me, my bright angel
You wrap your gleaming wings around my soul
Comforting and cherishing
Promising and nourishing
Making light work of a heavy heart
Wrapped up in your wings I feel safe
Wrapped up and blanketed in your grace
I’m flying, my beautiful, invisible angel
You lift me in my hour of need
You smooth away my pain
You comfort me when I’m lonely
Cocooned in your loveliness
You, my angel, are my golden sanctuary
dare to fly…
we dream of flying like birds
of seeing the earth rolling beneath
of feeling the wind blow through our hair
we can’t help but see you
we can’t help but feel
you’re still there
we dream of things beyond this reality
of the stars in the sky
distant and strange
we look beyond the possible
when we feel at a loss
of just how to explain
the permanence of death
how can a life so strong and so brilliant so suddenly be gone?
we can’t help but hear your voice
we can’t help but see your smile
the mischievous gleam in your eyes
do you still dream I’m alive?
do you dare to hope it’s a lie?
that in some strange twist of fate I didn’t die?
we dream, we feel
we hope, we pray
we grasp at straws and try to delay
the cold hard reality
that inevitably knocks at the door and says
that you’re not here to stay
that though you were the epitome of life itself
though your voice still sings loud and clear
like a bird freed from its cage
you’re flying high
you just wanted to hear the tempo
and the melody
for a while