Heightened

by BOB GALLO   May 8, 2019


I cannot live without you
without you by my side, in my heart.
I have endured your absence
like a raindrop that endures the impossible distance
in the volume of oceans
inside the thistles thirst of a desert.
I have inured your absence like an innocent man
who has been accused of a heinous crime
of living,
of having righteous dreams.

Like a fish of pleading
spewed
in the shingle shores of meaningless eyes,
like a momentum mummified in the crystal of an ice cube,
like eternity heightened within a moment.

Like a butterfly
bottled inside the fossil of its wings,
like a ballet inside a music box,
like a fawn
hatched in the crystal chandeliers,
like a rain dear,
inside the broken glass menagerie
of hyenas' fangs.

Like a volcano that erupts upon its desolation
like a woman who breastfeeds
her infant of glory,
like the drops of morning dues
on the Crown of thorns
of her bleeding story.

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  • 2 months ago

    by S.T.A.R.

    It’s more meaningful than meaningless I would say..

    • 2 months ago

      by BOB GALLO

      Haha I agree, meaningless is more meaningful than meaning
      Thank you dear STAR

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