Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heat


Heat

That summer
he cared for our son
while I sat on the rocks
with a sheet of paper and pencil.
My legs tanned in the sun
the words flowed in the heat.

Complications.
He couldn't settle
that restless addicts blood--
I didn't know then
only now fifty years later
his ashes waiting to be scattered.

Only now I return
try to find the joy spots
those early poems--still
scratched in my notebook
chronicle a sweaty life.

It wasn't all him, it was me. Pampered
I expected the world to be kind
tried to catch the moon with my tongue.

9 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, Suki, I love-love-love "tried to catch the moon with my tongue". Excellent, heartfelt piece.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Suki, Turning and looking ...sorrows and all...this is beautiful.

Robin said...

This IS poetry straight from the heart. Gorgeous..... beautiful imagery..... and the accompanying photograph is perfect.

All of your emotions come through....

Brava!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

One of those journeys back in time. You don't know whether to laugh or cry.

...louciao... said...

Lapping up life (catching the moon with your tongue!); greedy and self-centred as young artists must be. Expecting the world to be kind speaks volumes about one's innocence and the ensuing hard won battles on the road to maturity.

ZenDotStudio said...

beautiful, evocative, wistful, yes love the moon on the tongue, great line!

Lynn said...

When our mothers said you'd understand later...we didn't believe them...but they knew; You have to live life first and understand it later.
I love your story telling.

soulbrush said...

simply lovely.

studio lolo said...

I love every single word of this Suki.
I love the poetry that's being shared lately. Wonderful.

xo♥