Earth Angel

I see you…
Your face, your wings…
Without you knowing
I step into your skin,
Walk in your shoes.

I can feel the loneliness
Stuck, like chewed up gum,
Under your soles.

You wanted to feel loved
Before you loved another.

You carry yourself
Like a hungry downtrodden star,
Eating sparks and blowing dust
From open windows.

You wanted to grow before
You were spread out.

I can feel your homelessness
Like a floating dock loosely tethered to a pile
Of mute days.

You wanted to be held
Before you had to carry the world.

I can touch your erased memories
Invisibly contoured
To not throw shadows in mirrors.

I see you…
Your face, your wings…
Your smile hiding
In sleepless riddles.

Without you knowing
I step into your skin
And I stay there
Waiting for you to see me
My face, my wings…
Becoming yours.

Love itself needs
To be loved into
Existence.

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Loneliness

I sow a prayer
On the sunrise hills
Where the iron sky is cold and dark.
I sow a promise
And watch my caged-in longing
Burst into vivid bloom –
A wildly disheveled dandelion
On the hard and empty fields
Of the eastern morning light.