See you tomorrowYou saidSee you tomorrow by dreamingshadow
'See you tomorrow,'
like you held it securely in place;
your arms holding me
in a soft basket of limbs
that would be my stable base;
my weary arms
knew they did not have to hold the sky up any longer, did not have to
hammer diamond pin stars into the blackness
to prevent it consuming us all, consuming me,
because you were bringing me light,
light in buckets,
pouring warmth over me to dress my shivering bones
that had waited so long
to feel the open fire of home.
You only said
'See you tomorrow';
but this time
it felt like
I had a tomorrow
and it would wait, smiling for me.
Soldier songIn those days I came to think of you as a soldier,Soldier song by dreamingshadow
posted far away from home deep within your own battles. At night I would wake
from seasick images of you jumping ship
driftwood limbs gobbled mercilessly by an obsidian slick
finding the midnight sea spit on my face. In the morning
the waves would still pearl creams at my blanched toes
in soft, purring technicolour,
a sunrise song that spoke without gunshot. As if I could ever find you,
a wound on the sky,
pigments collecting together your experience; and yet I looked still,
hoping for thoughts to gather in the sky's silky pillows
and for your words to rain down on me
slide over me
in rainbow coloured teardrops.
I came to think of you as a soldier then,
at war in a place no one could find;
with me doting on your absence, waving a white handkerchief
on the shore on the other side of your mind.
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