#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 14: “Genesis”




Genesis

you take me to places
where moon glow burns,
beyond points in
our confuddled timeline

remember the alien lights
we danced under?    I have
a mind that gets lost
in them, in the menacing
gleam in your
eye pools too often

chemically blinded —
and so what?
there are worse
avenues to be a vagabond
down        side of the highway,
yes, I’m in the sinful wrong

this is the shallow water
summoning, new moon
optimism shattered by
a scratching playlist,
the kind where every song
makes me bleed

where you can’t see
is where I’ll be, automatic
movements below
oscillating cosmo
flubs 

someone’s made a mistake
in the matching, someone’s
cruel enough to have given
us life

you’d rather watch me drown
than save me, good tides
provide a dangling doll
for you      our fingers
will never touch

this pain is enough
of a reminder —
I don’t even need you
of paths of minefields,
all of adolescence,
crashing into middledom

I’m ready to fly off with you,
but you’re running out of steam
and I’m still an acrophobiac

maybe if we wait long enough
one of us will bud
a set of impossible wings

Photo by Andre Moura from Pexels




Published by Jennifer Patino

Poet.

11 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 14: “Genesis”

  1. “this pain is enough
    of a reminder —
    I don’t even need you —
    of paths of minefields,
    all of adolescence,
    crashing into middledom

    I’m ready to fly off with you,
    but you’re running out of steam
    and I’m still an acrophobiac

    maybe if we wait long enough
    one of us will bud
    a set of impossible wings”

    Absolutely gorgeous. Hands down.

    Liked by 2 people

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