Feeling the Dark

The Arizona summer has me craving the dark.

I walk from tree to tree, seeking the comfort of shade,

The dark cool a relief from the unrelenting light.

We aspire to the light, we reach for it

Bathe in it, desire to fill heart and soul with it

To dispel the darkness of our emotions.

 

And yet, it is that darkness I crave.

The desire to feel overwhelms me,

To wallow in the mire up to my knees

Pulling up handfuls of the dirty muck

Like a child kneading it into mudpies

To fling with wild abandon.

 

The night breeze brushes over my skin

I throw my arms wide to catch it but it slips by

What I sense in the moment is gone in an instant

But the emotion it stirs lingers in my heart

And I am grateful to know

I feel.

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Marilyn

    Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Another amazing piece of art. I’ve been going through some tough times and reading this made me realize…it’s good to feel. I’m grateful to you and for my feelings.

  2. Comment by Marilyn

    Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Another amazing piece of art. I’ve been going through some tough times and reading this made me realize…it’s good to feel. I’m grateful to you and for my feelings.

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