Highways End


The light of day unraveled

Drove rain in fists of wind

Trounced the sound

Shrill its shearing fabric


The wet black-top hurled back moonlight

In shimmering frantic fractures,

Divided so evenly by the white dotted line

Rolling down the highway's infinity


Until the highway collided

Into the sunset of your eyes

Ground molten pieces of glass

Impacted mirrors, the last glance



Emotions warmed the dampening rituals of summer

Drawing first blood from sweated flesh

Love came abruptly, like mercury in our solution

But the rolling path of tears

Gave our love some continuity



In mansions of billowing curtained rooms

High above the winding shore

Gull's shiver and surrender

Too close to sail over what beckons

Attempted the barbed wire of lies too often


Your eyes more alive than the first dawn of life

Now surge in dense waves many leagues beneath the sea

Feel heat lightning wait in textures of wind

For the crackling moment of sound that never comes...

This poem is about: 
Our world


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