Snippet of verse

(I have no idea where this came from...)

"This tapestry of sky can't hold us"

I am cloud-heavy, tethered to air

You are in the driver's seat, anchored to metal

And there are poems thrumming at my veins

Itching to get out

There are songs beating against my teeth

But I keep forgetting the tune

So I sing along to the radio instead

Watching while pretending not to watch

The buzz of your lips as you sing along, too

Driving with no destination, we drive endlessly

Until the horizon begins to repeat itself

This tapestry of sky can't hold us

Its indigo threads bleeding expectation and regret

So we tumble down

Effortlessly

Into this waltz of second-guessing and you-first-then-me

Knowing somehow without knowing the steps

Somewhere between sunrise and sunset

I fall asleep

The murmur of your voice barely audible

Over the stereo

The last thing I remember is the feel of sunlight

Warm on my upturned face.

9 comment(s):

T. L. C. said...

Oh, i loved this. I'm gonna steal if for my poetry book. LOVED it!

Ana Cristina said...

Thanks, T.L.C.! :-) (loving the new moniker, by the way)

g2 (la pianista irlandesa) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ana. Man, I wish I could write poetry... but I digress. If one can't create the beauty, the next best thing to do is to admire someone else's creation.

naperville mom said...

Loved the sing- songy feel of it... I believe you when you say "I've no idea where this came from". Sometimes, it's so spontaneous you can barely wait to jot the notes down... Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad to hear from you:)

Indyeah said...

wow!that is some moment you had!its awesome!

April A.K.A. Elsha said...

free verse and I often butt heads
this read like some kind of dream, you know the ones, where you wake up and are like "what was that?!"

Mayaa :) said...

cool poem, Ana.
I didn't realize this was your main blog - I don't think i have ever looked at it before.

Hannahkin said...

aaah, Ana, it's amazing!! :)

hey, are you a John Mayer fan? if you are, come stick up for him on my blog. Lauren and Sunbum are beating him up :)

once again, i'll admire your awesomeness!! this is totally beautiful :)

Hannahkin said...

oh, and i joined twitter the other night :) so i am already a follower of you!

(my url is a mix of my protag. name - Hanny - and my bloggy name - Hannahkin - so it's Hannykin :) )