NaPoWriMo / NaPoREADMo — Days 6 &7 — that time, i & ii

(...because I've been short on and ran out of....time....)

(these two are really autumn poems, but there is a blanket of fog and rain
over my city now...a chill even though it is not cold...a grismal day...)




that time, i


It is that time
when your bones are dry from the cracked street's summer song,
when your mind is still hot like the twisted metal of all of summer's wrecks,
when your nature is torn in two.

It is that time
when it always feels later than it is,
when the light leaves you where it found you,
wishing for more blankets to crawl under.

It is that time
of knowing
that even if you could,
even curling up in your mother's arms
would not be enough.

It is that time
of ideas and ideals and dreams that were already empty
before you were dreamed into them.

It is that time
when all that's left is
what's left after the two halves have split.





that time, ii


it is that time when the dark 
won't come soon enough
but comes too often
 
when there is only light leaving

when no blanket is soft enough
no darkness thick enough

when all that we can see 
is all that we can have
and it too is leaving

when yesterday was bright
and tomorrow is a shadow

it is that time 

when there is no one about






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3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo / NaPoREADMo — Days 6 &7 — that time, i & ii

  1. “It is that time
    of knowing
    that even if you could,
    even curling up in your mother’s arms
    would not be enough.”

    I loved both of these poems. ((SHIVER)) You nailed autumn and me in Oregon. I had a definite weather/biology mismatch going up there. Whatever trials there are here in the Golden Bear State, it’s nothing like that immobilizing-physical-mental one brought on me by the clouds. But I’ll still take an extra blanket please. 😉

    You remind me how much I appreciate being able to think and move and laugh. I love spring.

    Keep writing and reading out loud.

  2. Amazing how listening to the spoken word can bring so much more to the ‘read’ word. You have captured the greyness, dark and lonliness of the day…in fact it could have been our day today – well done JCC.

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