Evergreen Eden

I’m a hundred years old when I breathe

I find comfort in the miniscule starlight calling me to rest

Evergreens, Oaks and Willows

I’m seven years old when I climb them all

A giant when I reach the top

Plane Jane and ordinary Jo

Tell me all the little things I need to know

Eden seemed like the perfect home

Cut down the trees and build a home

I’m seventeen and the world could never be louder

And the lonely screams silence

The ink on my skin

Is a mystery worth uncovering

Crash like the gypsies

Dance the endless rhythm of aging

Because I’m thirty and the world’s repeating

I’m just older to most with my flailing that use to

Mean jumping and my jumping that looks like

Flailing so the words are jumbled in a line of straight

The sheets are quiet

The sunsets are bleak

And we lay awake at night but don’t speak

I still find myself in your eyes

With every truth and the little lies

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Lucia

I roam the streets with my bottle of giggles

Roses in the air of night

I’m desperately searching for love again

Seven years in counting

Artists bore me

And singers make me sad

I need something to believe in

The rain comes softly

And I let it water the garden of my crown

I kiss the moon good night hoping

There in the middle of it all

The sun won’t find out

The night is for the sacred and secret

When did the hollows swallow me alive

I’m spinning dreadfully in the universe

And my car is somewhere on Mars

I use to cry at the thought of dying

The most romantic parting of our time

In the morning I’ll wish for the sun or a saviour

In the evening another bottle of roses and giggles

I’m wishing for chaos theory to hold me

But here you are flying in like an archer

Destined to give me a fatal kiss

Thanking the fate of all the forces

That sent me tumbling through this city

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Saint

I caught you writing in my journal

You told me it reminded you of home

Where everyone wrote letters

Instead of making calls

I remember you telling me that

They kept your drawings on the wall

The first time you camped with me

I saw Orion’s Belt and felt serenity

The poison ivy didn’t hurt as much

When you circled it with your touch

I love the finger paintings we made

In the garden where we laid

Dreaming of splashing in the watermarks

Of our words in the brilliant lights

In the unfiltered and uncovered darks

But fires burnt down our home

And house for house we had nowhere to go

The stars turned to shadows of what was

And the years nearly turned us to dust

We cry and we weep till we fall asleep

The man said we sow what we reap

Timing was right when we turned on the lights

And men made of man laid out his hand

So swift was the tide when the boat capsized

Crawling back from the shore

I felt my heart beat and rage for more

There you are my saint with the beauty of Venus

Holy beloved with eyes dancing in love

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Ocean waves

Sometimes I feel big and brave
Like the ocean waves
Crashing and flowing
Then I feel as small as a grain of sand
I’m worried about sons and daughters
The ones who have laid the earth since birth
They call me back every chance they have
Like the lake falls into the waters
We are our father’s daughters
Like the sun brings us to our knees
We watch the sons listen to our pleas
Sharing looks into our kaleidoscope future
And the magnifying glass of the present
Never doubting the telescope image of the past
Palm trees that’ll never fade away
I asked innocently for you to stay
I look to the future now I ride the waves
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Portrait

I saw you at the fish market
A real Mona Lisa
Are you the same after the divorce
I heard the scandals from night too
Will nature truly take it’s dated cause
You only swim upstream
Why do you look at the fish like that
Why do you look crossly at your plate
You don’t need to eat the whole of it
They say eat as much as you want to
And then the leftover is art
But with your ocean waves you try to hide your face not as tough as you paint yourself to be
You’re the walking portrait of what I thought
A marriage half-baked was suppose to see
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Seaside

I’ve barely surfaced
And the world is crazier than ever
Under the ocean waves is the key to serenity
My bathing suit is my silver armour
With my copy of War and Peace
I’m learning how to lose my humanity
So let’s just be silent listen to the waves
Close our eyes leave room for meditation
Fuelled by solar power and the salt in the air
Dreaming of the boats and the mariners
Fish in circles of their blue cabin dinners
Is it medium rare ? Like the rest of the sea
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Solar Power

Have I made another mistake
I feel the blazing heat consume me
All my inspiration feels like melting snow
My future spills out of my pockets
I hold on to my childhood to gather myself
I let down the ones I love for fear of night
The bright stars always hidden by clouds
The morning sun was my assured solace
Sweet solstice and solar flares infinite
I’m the daughter of the sun
The first forgotten one

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