Tuesday, November 13, 2007


that river in
africa that river in
africa that river in

dam it

break the dam
send waters--salt--streaming
down the convexities of my face

that fucking river in africa
that fucking river in africa


break the dam
send waters streaming
to the corners of my mouth

i raise a cotton-candy
earth shakes
dam breaks
my fist is melted plastic

dry dusty tawny hides
feline grace
be lion-hearted
fight the sorrow

fuck it
let it come
let the tears purge
let it come


Tirzah, The Stupid One! said...

I'm too stupid to decode stuff like this, so if you want me to know what it means you have to just tell me. LMAO! Seriously. lol

hahahahaha, I know you're totally laughing at me and making a face...possibly and Mertz face, just leave your pants alone son....leave 'em alone!

Nanette said...

Beautiful Adam. *hugs*

Cassandra said...

You're really very talented. It makes me jealous. :)

Melissa said...

Oooh boy.

The river I'm wading in? Is this the river you mean? I'm not ready to come out yet.


Jay said...

Sometimes you gotta just let it go dude. No need to hold it back.

oestrebunny said...

Hey, you OK?
Don't bottle it up, sometimes you've just got to let it go.

Beautiful prose by the way.

The One and Only A said...

It's *supposed* to be vague, Teasah. =o)

Thanks, Nighthawk.

Aw, shucks, Cass. This is all that I can squeeze out. I have much more that I can't even put words to.

Yeah, Mel. That's the river. That fucking river. :-/

Jay: I'm not even really *trying* to hold it back, at least not overtly. It's just like a Texas-sized emotional kidney stone. It's taking its own sweet time.

Bunny Bleu: I'm okay, thanks. =o) It's a heavy family issue.

gummy said...

nice Adam ... you're a powerful writer, emotional and passionate ... and not afraid of being that even though it doesn't come without pain! my hat's off to you ...