A Poetry of Material Things
I have taken the dancing planets out of orbits,
Hypnotized the Amazon to flow back into the jungle,
Unfettered the mythologies of gods from history.
I have covered all the desserts with living roses,
Taken back images of yesterday from mirrors everywhere
And cloaked the fear of heartache left in shadows by the sun.
I have made the feathers of a woman’s thighs turn to glass,
Washed the defeat of dreamers in all the waters of the seas
And turned skies into different hues so flowers learn to bloom.
Where there was no hope I have taken away all fear,
Painted stars across children’s eyes so they could hear
The darkness of night’s music and dance it in their sleep.
When everything was lost I whispered in men’s ears,
Sometimes what is gone must be in order to acquire peace of mind
About ridding stars into eternity to show…