Poem of the Week

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The Creation of Air & Water– The Cy’On Collection

Release

 

plunge the Big Dipper into a

punch bowl filled with champagne and stars

and pour it directly into your mouth until

constellations dribble from its corners

 

let you hair grow wild like John the Baptist

& usher in the coming of the Light

then ignite a torch for the last person that left you in darkness

be healing

when it’s too late to forgive

 

catch a dream colored Uber ride to Heights Boulevard

just to divulge to the fruit trees

what an ulcer your last relationship was

 

that it opened a hole in the bottom of you

into which everything went sliding

 

it’s okay if you tell the truth to the trees

because the truth will sound like a lie to passersby

 

it will sound like the marrow in bones

after you’re done kneeling in the roots

remove the splinters from your knees

with the fingers you lost to your lover

they’re back in your possession now

use them to pick apart the scriptures

cover yourself in psalms

& then resolve
to love again

–Sean Johnson