Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In Her Mansion

In her mansion there are rooms of course.
Furniture, windows, heavy wooden doors with heavy iron pulls.

There is treasure in that house, hidden and in plain sight.
You might not recognize it if you see it.

There are vague shadows that flit across the cold walls, that taunt and tease.
Sometimes they whisper words of long held fears.

If you choose to wander through the mansion, watch your step.
The skeletons may pop out!
There is also a hairy guy with an axe!
(just kidding)

There are occasionally strange animals running wild through the hallways,
dropping their poisonous feces on the velvet runners.

There are warm inviting glows emanating from under the closed doors that
soften and disperse as you draw near.

Some windows are nailed shut, some are painted bright blue and are opaque.
Some you can open with one pinky finger, with the softest gentlest touch.

One last word, watch out for the ghosts.  
And don't stay too long, or you'll long to stay forever.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Queen For A Day

She woke up in a nest of wrappers and empty bags. 
You know, cheetos and twix bars and Safeway grocery bags.
She was completely disoriented and cold.  Really cold!
Well she was wearing a leather dress with no sleeves! and no tights!
“Shit!” she thought.


I have been restored to my throne as is my birthright.  
My rule has been restored;  the “silver age” that the old ones still love to speak of is here, now.

You don’t remember my former reign my young ones.  The terror, the beauty.  The glorious sacrifices we all had to make and wanted to make because we cared.  The earth was our true home then, part of us, not just a  stopping off point to some other bleak planet  in the vast -ness of the universe.

In fact, you may have dreamed of this epoch.  Memories of it do lie deep deep in what we call your “left brain”.  It was a real time and place that is happening once again.
So I have had to toil and kneel as you have;  I have dragged that bag of pain so far and so long now;  now I will ascend the fair hill to wear my crown.
You are all beside me, we will reside and rule as one.
The city spread before me(us).   

Human and sky come together again.