Aren't you tired?
of peering down from those turrets of stone?
Aren't you weary?
peasants and lambs...
strutting peacocks brilliantly boastful.
boiling oil at the ready...
arrows that could split hair.
aren't you tired of quiet discontent
but not defiance or dissent?
aren't you tired of fear?
of not touching, but gazing at your beloved.
at all the would-be beloveds
from holes chipped in six inches of plaster
vision impaired by the fibers of poorly woven bandages?
aren't you drained by always being right?
held tight in the center of that globe
watching the rest of us
merely particles swirling about,
decorating your space?
aren't you wasted from pouring your feelings in a bottle
cabinets overflowing with cold, sealed glass.
of telling those same stories
over and over? the same film replaying in every matinée in your mind...
the taste of only those words on your tongue
the sounds familiar (too familiar?) on your lips?
aren't you bored of projects? Projection instead of connection?
text instead of touch
art as only an expression of loss...
wrapped in humiliation.
instead of joy mixed with those tears.
celebration and adoration!
aren't you exhausted from running
throwing caution into the wind without a care for the hearts in your hands?
the chaos you return to when that pack grows too heavy?
aren't you spent from the same blank checks... the judgmental eyes
overtaxed by the unnecessary tears?
whispered voices of reason hoarse
stuck on repeat all these years?
aren't you distressed by those ropes loosely holding you?
and can't you see there is no knot?
who would you be
were there no need
for feeling the rails on your back
screeches perpetually lodged in your throat
is it a charming rescue you endlessly await?
or release under the wheel of Casey Jones?
aren't you worn from clinging?
to that pacifier
...soiled stuffed toy
faded and torn blanket
so safe and secure?
aren't you weary of being fed by a newsfeed
facing a wall instead of faces?
voices lost in endless space?
speaking and preaching into an abyss
caught in a web
connected, but stuck...
lethargically awaiting death.
aren't you fed up with stuffing your face and padding your heart with fast foods
a disposable man in a disposable world?
wrapped in rejection,
smothered in self depreciation,
lathered in bacon fat?
resigning to dull moods.
sex as pornographic crude.
the world done me wrong
the blues tuning in every song...
getting off and merely taking.
no chance of being crushed...
half heartedly faking...
a poor match for opening up... letting in.
for love making...
aren't you fatigued from channel surfing instead of riding waves of ecstasy?
gazing out across beverly hills instead of breathing in mountain tops?
substituting ritual and routine for exploration of the spaces in between?
applying only rigid method to seeking evidence of the unseen
dismissing the magic of all this wondrous universe.
self-righteous disbelief in mystery... how time flies....
don't you miss the awe and tiny miracles of your childhood eyes?
aren't you tired of clean hairless sofas instead of warm purring laps?
dry faces instead of loving kisses?
aren't you sick of the cure?
done swallowing mouthfuls of bullshit?
capsules to rid you of all these pesky emotions?
aren't you tired of settling for less than
pulse racing, heart soaring, soul growing, mind expanding, sweat dripping, body merging...melting, blissful touching...
reaching for SOMETHING?
aren't you run down from always being the chaser... never chased?
or was it vice versa...
movie screens? same old scenes...
steady monochrome stream...
aren't you tired of lies?
head in a fog?
sleep in your eyes?
a life lived painless? effortless...... stainless.
we are more than our patterns... more than our slumbers
in a world so uninspired.
my love... aren't you tired?