HOW THEN THE HEAVENS POURED

June 13, 2018

“I took a nap and wept for no reason”
~ Jim Harrison  from Songs of Unreason 

 

Should I get older

I recognize me,  more blind,

Crinking my neck back, there, as

I look up at the cliff terrace

And at a windowed hideaway behind,

It’s not so unapproachably high,

Fixed over our Pacific, finally,

That we thought might couldn’t be.

Hard rain, hell, wept down  a wet

That mixes well w/regret, on my shirt

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One can look past all our four shoulders

From inside the glass wall,

(We sat back in our Adirondacks)

And maybe just make out

What we’re watching and talking about.

A man closely following his own footsteps

The long stretch of the shore,

But looked up at the both of us,

Hand in hand, and how then the heavens poured.

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4 Responses to “HOW THEN THE HEAVENS POURED”

  1. jillys2016 said

    Your best. No other way to say it. Excellent choice with The Cure. Glad you shared this.

  2. Love the nod to the Cure. Absolutely mind-altering piece of writing.. am stunned.

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