ancient awakes (20160908)

listen

you can hear it if you are quiet
but you have to shut your mouth
at least for a few minutes
at least
until it has time to
awaken
time to stir
to take in a breath
after centuries of sleep
beneath fathoms of ocean
deep enough to crush you
like an empty forty

listen

its voice is like long acrylic nails
skipping down a blackboard
on the first day of school
it’s saying your name
a whisper if that’s possible
you keep talking so that
you don’t have to hear it
but you’ll sleep
and then you’ll

listen

9 thoughts on “ancient awakes (20160908)

  1. Love this! It reads like prophecy, stream of consciousness, implying messages both personal and public. Such a mystical, chill-inducing collection of words… πŸ™‚

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