On One Hand

May 25, 2005

30 Minutes North

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 6:11 pm

I want to forget this mess.
I want to lose the obsession and the heartache.
I want to park the car at home and never return to that polluted city,
I want to forget that place, overbuilt with shoddy towers of romance.
I want to cough out my last cigarette and spit it on the dusty lakebed of my life.
I want to wander down the busy street, going South until the hot asphalt turns green.
I want to take off my love-scented clothes and drop them at the edge of the slash-burned woods.
I want to sit on the biggest stump to watch the rains move in and raise the canopy.
I want to wander beneath the trees until they take me to the thickest place untouched.
I want to scatter old courtship notes like ash over the hillside, sprouting wild ferns.
I want to bury my nose in young orchids and drink through fat bamboo straws.
I want to find small branches and strip the bark to make them bleed.
I want to taste wet fruit as it hangs over fresh riverbanks, and plant the seeds.
I want to bathe alone behind the waterfall, hidden from the sun and the stars.
I want to move through tree branches flung through mist to the sky.
I want to slither through miles of limbs without touching soil.
I want to burrow into mounds of giant clover until dark.
I want to hug the Earth until it holds me in.

All I give, receive, or touch becomes me; nothing can be thrown away. It falls on the fertile ground to become a part of the forest that is myself.



  1. 😀 i like. i want to do some of those things too..

    Anyway, I just wanted to comment because I was myspace profile hopping and then I went to yours because you had wicked shades and then I clicked the link to your livejournal, hence i’m here.. and then i saw u were in Cellardoor too! yup. cool. haha. ok well take care…

    Comment by hector — May 26, 2005 @ 4:50 am | Reply

  2. I want to thank you for the moment of escape that you just gave me

    Comment by surferboy_x — May 27, 2005 @ 6:50 am | Reply

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