jamescarman

imagery through words.

Month: March, 2013

The Dove And The Raven

and she said
“im thirsty”
as the words
spilled from
her mouth,
and I told her
“you’re the
black raven
in my dreams”
as she looked
up at me
and took the
compliment.

“What do you
crave?” I asked,
“Heaven’s warmth”
she replied
while pointing
to the ground.
and with the
light shimmering
on my solid hands,
I wept knowing
this was all
out of grasp.

Remember the sea?
remember how it
swam with us?
and now the water
seems to have dried
or fills someone
else’s bowl,
but I do not know.

There was once
a dove,
white with silk
feathers that
laid beside me
at times of rain
or shine,
it would whisper
in my soul,
telling me of
april skies
and golden leaves.

Now there is
the black raven,
oh the howling
of the black raven.

“Come back to me
little dove”
I told her.
She looked at
me with sorrowing
eyes and opened
her beak and
screamed.

“Little dove,
I remember you,
come back to me”
“little dove,
my dear
little
dove”

Utopia

The ink from my eyes
paints the picture
on broken glass
where the smile stretches
far beyond my sight,
far beyond ever reaching
anything in my given path,
where I stagger with brittle
footsteps – inching my way
to somewhere I think is home.

“but home is here”
“no, please no”
why, this place is my coffin
and the air is contaminated
with hate.
People here enjoy the smashing
of each other,
and there is no love.

I’ll drink to that,
with regret.
“ah but this is good for
you”
“taste this poison,
sip with joy
and forget,
forget”.

When we wake, with clouded skies
which aren’t the natural ones,
and we rise with clouded minds
in this place
we consider our
utopia,
and i ask,
“am I real?”