nomad

the thumping sound
hollowed ear
the scream of pain
cool waters won’t heal
down the rail
the clenched finger
racing thoughts
consumes
images of you
caught
in flashing light
racing
sporadic glimpses
into the twisting
night
wind whipped
and wandering
temporal rages
your quest for home
nullified
to matters
of survival
and flight.

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promising

at the end of mind
the little bird
passed silently

the leaves
blanketed
distant promises

like rain
his eyes
your shelter

promising release
the desert’s thirst
tiger skies

virga approaching
in fading light
escaping

first star
calling
a wishing well

treasures lost
dreams awaken
found again

and held precious
as fingers close
’round.

virga