Haunting Season

I’m lost
To the four winds,
Scattered ashes,
Windblown leaves on an autumn breeze.
Longing to be a memory that makes it
Through the darkness of this dying season
That’s forever haunting me.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

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That Chaos Thing

So you’re gone again
Taken your light and headed home
At the first hint of tears.
As if you fear you’ll melt in the rain.
But you still want me to pretend
That it’s all about you,
That the planets and the asteroids
Are just hanging around
With nothing better to do.
For the butterfly to flutter a wing,
You know that chaos thing you do.
Shouting out to the universe to stop it all
Complaining about all that crazy emotion and gravity
That you claim is dragging you down.
Putting the blame on me,
Expecting me to carry the weight.
But I can’t, not this time.
It is not visible in my stars I think
Not now that gravity has moved me on
And the eclipse has hidden you from view.
 
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Echoes

I see waves beat upon the shore.
But if I close my eyes
I feel the ripples, reverberations
Of some other place and time.
The tide evokes memories
With the sound of its ebb and flow.
These whispers of yesterday in the water,
When I close my eyes and give myself to the sea.
 
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At Winter’s Edge

It’s a memory in the bones of the earth
In the skeleton of the trees, clothed still
Beneath summer growth and leaves. In the wind
That gusts in honour of fierce November.
While summer rain clings, chills you to the soul.
 
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Out of Body

I lay on the grass
Looking up at the night sky.
Cut adrift
From earthly worries and concerns
On this summer night.
Time
Has no meaning,
My body
Has no substance,
Only feeling.

Drugged by the moment,
The beating heart of the earth
Pressed up close, embracing me.
Like a lover,
While an arch, a canopy of stars
Offers a window,
A glimpse,
Into eternity.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

I Was Different Then

I used to love her
But that was then,
That was a different life,
A different circumstance.

That was when someone else
Held the strings
And I danced on
To someone else’s song.

My fate was controlled
My future was not my own,
A dice throw and happenstance
Outside of my control.

But now I take my chance
Out here on my own
Where freedom isn’t a delusion,
Not a bargaining chip

Illusion, bought and sold.
I used to love her
But that was yesterday
And yesterday is gone.
 
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Summons You Away

The summer sun summons you away
Like a mirage dancing
First there and then gone,
To reappear again over there.
A between times moment,
False trail, just glimpsed
Out of the corner of the eye.
 
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The Starlight

Silvery stain painted over the night sky,
A river full of light in the far distance
Journeyed across the universe as time passes by.
It glories in the moon’s absence
On this dark night, shining in my eyes.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

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Idols

photo credit: Lazy evening. via photopin (license)

photo credit: Lazy evening. via photopin (license)

I’ll never get to heaven
While I’m happy reclining
In this subtle web,

This gossamer moment,
Forever with you.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Hush

Susurrus,
Wind kisses upon the water.

The breeze stirs the leaves of the willow,
Moving like the fingertips of a dancer would.
Elegant branches,
Limbs of an acrobat, sway
Dipping low agitating the mirror calm
Of the tranquil pool.

Elemental water and sylvan spirit of living wood
Allowed to commune,
Within this companion silence.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.