This Night Wounds Time

Tonight On This Planet

Long past despair
Far removed from flesh
My blood tracing half this earth

On this planet
There is a home for us
Long legs
Arching in the dark
My heart burns my limbs
Weedy fevers
Melting the skin
Fevers of escape.

Once you are out
You are everywhere.

Tonight, on this planet
I walked through,
I stood,
Caught by a glimpse.
It vanished
Swept away by an eternity

There was a flutter.
The wind stalled for breath.
Leaves rustled in my head.
I picked up a handful of sand
A handful of stars
And did it again.

Tonight, on this planet,
Eternity paid a brief visit.

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This page was last updated on September 1, 1996, Nicosia, Cyprus.

© 1996 Tefkros Symeonides

The sun-and-moon logo is by Tantra Designs from the cover of "Larks' Tongues In Aspic" by King Crimson, 1973.
The bird rider is from a painting by Moebius (Jean Giraud).