Saturday, May 28, 2022

i light a candle (freewrite 1)

i light a candle & make forbidden love to the hidden air
i light a candle & pull myself together
i light a candle & know there is nothing else but this
i light a candle & run from the blood of the air
i light a candle & hum to the grudge over there
i light a candle & singe my tongue on fairy tales
i light a candle & remember who i am
i light a candle & risk it all for even a glimpse of the moon tonight
i light a candle & stillness pervades
i light a candle & forget to bless my vision
i light a candle & see into the future
i light a candle & everywhere i step is a shrine for the lonely & afraid
i light a candle & become a holy man
i light a candle & become bereft and derelict
i light a candle & pray for the prayer on my tongue
i light a candle & the mind's wings reach thru my forehead into the blood of the air
i light a candle & give hawk wings to cicada song
i light a candle & give owl eyes to children dancing rain dances
i light a candle & give cardinal his true colors
i light a candle & give moments of silence to my dead forever and ever
i light a candle & give opium dens more smoke and new visions of christ in the desert of swords 
i light a candle & give g-d another name & another & another & another name
i light a candle & give my children a better tomorrow
i light a candle & give my praying hands to the otherside
i light a candle & give the sun to distant planets for the night
i light a candle & say these mountains into existence
i light a candle & protect the unspoken
i light a candle & put my arms around the unseen
i light a candle & forge my own signature onto library cards of strangers
i light a candle & laugh uncontrollably at my own strengths & weaknesses, high
i light a candle & cry enough tears tonight to birth 1,000 new rivers on the west coast alone
i light a candle & remind my lover not to rush the beauty in her dreams


© 2022 Daniel Cyran



*freewrite: a stream-of-consciousness exercise where the first thought that comes to mind is written down, followed by the next, and the next, and the next, without any interruption from second thoughts, second guesses or time for reflection.