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Clouds

July 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


The asking clouds

are singing with aspen and mercy

and begging for stars on rainy nights,

 when the snow looks as hard as tin cans

and beggars steal tomato soup.

The jar of life

echoes to the rhythm of missing those we love.

Joggers move their sinewy bodies

to the middle of the road

to avoid tripping over stoners in the way,

who listen to dupstep over their stolen earphones.

The stoners and the joggers are like magnets,

pulling away from each other.

When rain falls on the homeless

 in the alleys and gutters of time,

 as they look for coins

before returning to their broken cars of homes,

when rain turns to indistinct sleet,

and when angels huddle by their fireplaces—

love’s hard.

When the rain falls on the askers and wonderers and seekers,

 sometimes the rainbow in the watery sky

isn’t enough.


The author's comments:

Dedicated to the homeless:(


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on Jul. 20 2021 at 11:04 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

oh pretty.
but brothers are annoying.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jul. 20 2021 at 10:34 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Inspired by a vague memory of a song about homeless people; my brother played it once. Had a line that said, "It's too cold outside for angels to fly."

on Jul. 20 2021 at 9:15 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

this is beautiful.