– photographs and messages from inside the Sausurrean Bar –

Blog archives for August, 2010


Archive for August, 2010

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

A Star to Guide Her (2009 revision)

The darkness tonight walks inside and out,
Beyond gray walls, within unmovable stones,
and the cold eats scared trails into your soul,
the cold, yes, and the antiseptic smell.

Time flows, uncounted, unnoticed, unstoppable,
Outside this door, inside this door,
measured by the beeping of indifferent machines.

It’s dark tonight, yes, inside and out,
and the cold wakes the demons that wait in her sleep,
the shades and the shadows, that sit at the gate,
that keep her locked in a darkness greater
than you can understand.

No, there are no lights tonight.
There never will be any lights,
no matter what you would give
for a star
to guide her home.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Emplotment (2010)

Inward movement, underlined by hour-;
glass shapes.
Enhanced, entranced spectators
imprint depictions enclosed in scale;
man becomes star becomes man.
But it’s a stylized transformation,
just a visual variation.
We fall into storylines, one and all.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

A Star to Guide Her (1999)

It’s dark tonight, inside and out;
and I’m cold, scared;
terrified for her life.
What dreams might haunt her
in her sleep,
in that dark place
that is not life, nor death?
How tentative
a bond to life we share,
how fragile.
Has she not paid enough?
Butterfly wings
all that keep her with me
locked
in a darkness greater
than I can understand.

And I’d give
all that I am
for a star
to guide her
home.