Thursday, April 23, 2009

Human Parachute


So lightly calm do I go down
Such a cool breeze
shivers of senses all over my skin
so prettily ambient a fall from above,
effortlessly
to go down so low

I know you’ve been waiting down there
wanting, craving,
I feel them, those open arms

those and you have always been
sad about occasional drops
but my fall won’t be stopped
did you know I had been used to diving
without a parachute?

yesterday my parachute was liquid flesh
limestone from hell my parachute today is

mama, in my arms a dead swallow
little sis’ is tearing my clothes apart
but from me I won’t let her part
they’re all coming with me
so harsh a sun ray
such a cosmic sorrow only for me
I’m coming, be ready, to you

I know you’ve been waiting down there
wanting, craving,
I feel them, those open arms

those and you and she have always been
sad about ambiguous flights
but my fall won’t be stopped
did you know I used to cry from crash pain?

yesterday my parachute was aerial plastic
the ivory of time my parachute today is

heart and soul and mind
so heavier than my flesh
what’s flying ‘n what’s falling
no way I can tell
but your arms accept them all
all which is me and mama and she
we are coming, now, to you

3 comments:

nina said...

"what’s flying ‘n what’s falling"
ωραίο ποίημα και ιδιαίτερα αυτός ο στίχος.
Μια ερώτηση μόνο, το she στον προ-τελευταίο στίχο δεν κατάλαβα σε ποιόν αναφέρεται

tsiailis world said...

καλησπέρα Νίνα, το :she: αναφέρεται στο sister που συναντάμε πιο πάνω, στην πέμπτη στροφή, ως "little sis'"

ευχαριστώ για τα καλά σου λόγια.

Anonymous said...

Ελπίδα να λάβει κάποια βοήθεια από εσάς αν θα έχω κάποιες ερωτήσεις.

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