|Orvieto, Italy. 2010.|
NowhereThey were everything, the stars Nowhere by renaissance1912
their hope we harbored in our pockets,
and it seeped under our fingernails in the winter cold
until we bled and breathed them, believed
their possibilities cupped like fireflies
in our hands we went to sleep to them
and woke to their memory, dreamed
them in between we ourselves
piloting the ships of tomorrow.
They called us, stringing their melodies
down to earth in half-remembered
filaments of color: we whispered our promises
up in return, the four of us,
our breaths frosting windows as we
stared up and pointed at the darkening sky.
Lodged in our eyes and minds, the stars,
and the only escape, that Christmas evening,
from the grey drone of the house Mother's
wearied dusty voice speaking of
decline and demise, rising oil prices and
Old Mr. Hart down the road:
he had some kind of complex from the First World War,
that's why he did it every Christmas, drowned the new kittens
of his cat, orange-striped and unnamed,
who roamed the streets with a fr
Rain and a CarThey sat on the hill in the car, not talking, not touching, not even looking at each other. Outside the sky was black and pouring rain.Rain and a Car by xmagentabluex
He glanced quickly at her, thinking thoughts too fast to say.
He looked away.
He put his hands on the wheel, then dropped them back to his lap.
She turned away and looked out the window.
Their thoughts whispered in unison.
What is he thinking? What is she thinking?
I wish we could talk, he thought.
Why is it like this, she thought.
The tension between them was physical, they could have safely balanced a teacup on it. He looked at her and sighed. He couldn't even see her face.She stared into the black rain and wished she were alone.
And then she wondered if she really did.
Would you miss me? they thought silently. Would it matter?
They dropped their eyes and listened to the rain.
I wish he would say something, she thought to herself.
I wish I knew what to say, he considered.
Why are we so apart?
Why does she look so sad?