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Lonesome Preacher

LONESOME PREACHER

Who teaches such sturdy lies
concerning history –
thin ice six thousand years

What may or may not be …

As the planet’s crust thin eggshell floats
grinding against itself
in minor disasters

O how we tightrope
over the fiery deep
suspended in the cold of space

YOU ARE IN THIS WORLD
BUT YOU ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD
AS SHE IS NOT OF YOU
COME OUT OF HER

Seeking therein
the source of sound
yet not to preach silence

You want to know …

Have I brought you enough …

Have I suffered such pain to bring you so little
tied to the flesh
in bonds of steel

WILL YOU TAKE ME WITH YOU
WHEN YOU LEAVE ME
WHEN I TELL YOU
I’M NOT THERE

Orpheus himself seeking, maze adrift
steel corridors interlocking
through all dimensions

To follow what …

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