Walk back from Babel

By TropicalSnowstorm

The passing rain drags cigarrette butts
into tiny pools along the pavement
while buildings with Elizabeth Taylor faces
try desperately not to show their age.

The mystery and grace I saw when we
first walked this road together has been
washed away like the best of intentions
with only the here and now left to call my name.

When leaving she quoted something
that sounded like verses from the other
side of Babel and as intended I felt confused
but the line "it is impossible" was crystal clear.

Now all that is left is to go to my room and
fall asleep on the pillow where her perfume
carries memories of clasped fingers and
cloud sprinkled diamonds...where all is possible.

28 August 2008

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© 2008 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Thursday, August 28, 2008.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"
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  • ForestWolf On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, ForestWolf (5)By person wrote:

    Great imagery and language play

  • Melancholic VIncent On Friday, December 28, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (539)By person wrote:

    Crystal diamond poetry here. A nice tragic romantic story... But it isnt just a story, is it?!

  • ShadowFire On Friday, June 18, 2010, ShadowFire (196)By person wrote:

    from happy, to sad, all in just four stanzas.......write on.......~S

  • A former member wrote: If only we could put amatch to our past, and simply light up another,...but then we wouldnt truly know the sweet sensation of debris...painful piece man.

  • sixsixnine On Thursday, August 28, 2008, sixsixnine (489)By person wrote:

    The first stanza had me laughing then the second was bittersweet and the third more sad than before and the last stanza full of hope and dreams that may manifest. emotions on one mystical oddysey. I love it

  • nuclearentrails On Thursday, August 28, 2008, nuclearentrails (9)By person wrote:

    that was excellent.

  • NikesRain On Thursday, August 28, 2008, NikesRain (1340)By person wrote:

    love the closing section... the beautiful mind scenes created almost washed the melancholy and sadness of the rest away... almost. always a pleasure and a feast for the mind and emotions....

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