do nightmares chase us into day

sunrise plus seagul

the sky changes
from black to blue
layers of cobalt and cerulean
over flames afar off
my horizon burning off a nightmare
that chased us through the night

running for home
over sooty streets
we were not overcome by the dark
aquamarine dancing with apricot
thoughts of the new day
hopes that the sun will ignite us

for we have become
day sleepers over time
all of our late-80’s hopes
riding on blue and grey clouds
whilst melon and tea rose
slice the sky

Lighter

sunrise 4.jpg

Why do I walk around as if bricks
are still on my shoulders, this
same God that knows the birds
knows me

And I walk on – living
as if I am one stranded
but he still loves –
he loves

There is no one who can remove me
from this eternal love
no man with the strength
to overcome it

So how can my heart stay chained
that same burden slipped off my back
lying here on the ground
to step over –
to walk on