This is a collaborative poem between me and Ryan Hair. I wrote the lines in italics, while his lines are in regular font. I do hope you enjoy our poem; it was quite thrilling to write it together.
As I go through this journey of life, I can not find any way alone. I need you by my side. I need you to be my true north, my compass, and my guide.
Subdued, my dear.
Unreeling in the emptiness
in limb by limb
we are dreaming;
the wind howls
and endures the body of the crow
It consumed me, as I walk in the world. Know that I am lost and alone. I button my coat and hug myself, trying to shield myself from damp and dark.
You see me, I see you
the waves cast illusion
into the eye of the eve;
my bare fingers
each white catalpa dead, and a sea
continues to flow
My only companion is the cold winter wind, which is cutting through the wool of my coat
Blood sweat falls from the thorns
and white petals
like fingernails; the winter wind shuts
my eyes, I see you, I see you,
but in prose, these pleas are lost;
our madness deadens the membrane