Orbital Decay

this is a tribal
      dance, the source of blonde thatch
      on city rooftops
      black glass (in angled plates) dropping
      like open sky

a dark and impotent collapse
both under and above us
                  standing – monolithic: we collide
            in molecules of dust and paper
            spheres, such crushed black volcanic
      stone, sheer faces collect
like a melody replaced
with fabulous calm

and oh! the tyrannical echoes
                        that flash insistent,
brusque and undetermined (undeterred by matter)
            here is the blacker purple
                                    canyon edge
                  and there, the deep
            depression – into which I glide
                              down (dark)
      and I become the night, the sky, the sound
            of earth
                  and of the depths

scan them – all our scenes of love and war
persistent tryst, the harbor discontinues
                              the glow, the lighthouse
            lamp burns orange-silver
                        in the ectopic twilight


About QuietMonolith

I was just a mild mannered young man living in Portland, OR, until one day....POOF! I turned into a crazy, nefarious, thieving, drug-crazed lunatic. I had lots of therapy and spent many months in hospitals and treatment facilities. Eventually, at the end of my rope, I decided to change everything. With the support of my family and friends, I have embarked on a quest to achieve optimum wellness. I am making radical changes in every part of my life, and in the way I approach the world in which I live. Follow my blog, The Wellness Quest, to experience what happens when a desperate addict takes hold of his destiny and devotes all his time and energy toward making a full recovery. I am also a writer and poet. Follow my blog, What We Left Behind in Crowded Rooms, to take a look at some of my recent poems.
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