Everything is chaos.
Battering winds, flying debris,
Blood, bruises, lightning
Deafening crashes – …….
Respite. A few seconds
In the eye of the storm, I stand
And brace my soul for the next
Wave – immerged, submerged, drowning.
And so the cycles waltz along
As I stagger looking for shelter
In any shape or form,
Pure, distilled, strange or familiar (mixted or dry).
Until I’m caught – softly softly
Brought to see the calm & charm
Of these here shores, our own.
There’s a half-moon stain
Deep dry red on the table.
In another room a glass
And the unmade bed staring, empty.
Echos. All that’s left
Of wine, and chills, and new ways
To fix my wavering will,
Gather the screaming winds
And be still.