WHEN EVEN STARS DROP OUT OF LOVE WITH US

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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WHEN EVEN STARS

DROP OUT OF LOVE WITH US

 

 

moments recorded in

                        The Book of Regrets

behind inhuman pens

pushed past their own resilient limits

 

a lone car spinning in the dead of night

along a seemingly endless, precarious mountain pass

not even fireflies can compete with

its blaring headlights

            stabbing the thickening fog

 

passing a hit deer along the road side

her frantic heart still beating

 

and this monster of glass and metal

abandons the outskirts of demi-light nowhere

            heading northbound into the

nameless township of

                        skyscraper somewhere

 

leaving nothing behind

anymore remarkable

            than the swirling dust it stirred

or the stones it kicked off to the wayside

between the white dividing lines

segregating a two-lane highway

 

trees that canopied the winding bends

sway not by wind

            but engine fuel spilling

            its toxic lung

across the gasping leaves

 

sharp eyes of a startled raccoon

narrowly missed

by the roar of hungry rubber

eating

            the distance of asphalt chips

 

a careless climb to the top

that will matter to nothing

not even to the open, empty space

that existed fine without its

cumbersome

                        intrusion

 

an owl looks on

imprinting his unrest

upon the frosty air

            with his sad, disenchanted hoot

 

the song of squealing brakes

barely dodging a homeless dog

terrified beyond

            the growls of its own

                                    starving belly

 

the following curse

from grumbling whiskey lips

that even embarrassed

                        the wind

 

oh

            the stories

            that will never be told

and refused to be written ~ ~

 

when even the skies serenade

above our weepless

                                    miles

 

and we wonder,

            how we humans pause and wonder,

 

why even stars

            drop out of love with us . . .

~ ~

© Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf

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