night scene

©2022 Michael Raven

night and cars and
streets and lights
music on the stereo
rain plane shift scene
drumming on the dashboard
you and me

tonight...
tonight tonight
tonight

cracked windshield
shattered stars
cracked windshield
shattered stars

tonight...
tonight tonight
tonight

barbed wire mend

©2022 Michael Raven

something inside me
died back then
broken once too many
i think

cello-tape yellow
fractured and dry
given to brittle dust
over long years
struggles to keep that
something together

but

only barbed wire
really holds the
mend

a trick to

©2022 Michael Raven

there is a trick to it...

a twist of place--
strings binding &
coiling, turning &
bending until all
outside in or
dexter warps sinister like
shadow bending light

intuit intuit
toss the compass afield
needles     are    use l e s s
my friend

for, you see
we are also the trees
entangled, rooted
jailed in time...
and we were meant
to be sentinels standing

there is a trick to it...