speak

speak
use your voice
use your words
go everywhere
you ever want to go

take me there
show me what
i have been missing
through the strains
of your prose

sing
use your rock
use your soul
create a new universe
don’t be afraid to go

pull me into you
show me the heartbeat
of your sun
let me feel
your dark attraction
fill my skies with
sparks and stars

make me yours
and i will be
without question

glb /// “speak”
originally published 03/21/2018

reality

this is where it starts
in a light flooded room
with no windows
with no doors

i stand in the middle
there is no shadow cast

come sing with me
that song without words
that rhymes with anything
we can think to say

come draw on the walls
strange shapes in neon
dinosaurs and cats
play happily in the fountain

come read that book
ten thousand lines long
with pages made
of crinoline from your skirt

it ends abruptly
words fade to silence
the fountain goes dry
the book disintegrates

you are gone too
i am left wanting

in the glaring light
there is no way out
only deepening confusion
about my reality

glb /// “reality”
originally published 10/26/2013