Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I'm falling out of context
I'm falling out of line
I'm moving into reflex,
sporadic all the time

At first I had the memories
At first they drove me on
At first they gave me Sundays,
made right the things gone wrong

But summer turned to autumn
And winter followed fall
The distant sun was handsome,
but silent, cold, and small

Then lifeless all the pictures
Then lifeless friendly words
Then lifeless all the fixtures,
the constant things, the cures

For nothing saved me from this
And nothing held it back
No memory could have barred this,
the emptiness, the black

If you can't feel the sunrise
If you can't feel the sea
If you can't feel your friends' cries,
not even ones from me

Then sit still for a moment
Read Galway’s poem, Wait
Feel swept inside the current
of hope that wills your fate


Elena said...

очень красиво, Joseph. И душераздирающе.

thack said...

Did I ever tell you that when I read this poem it feels like I'm falling?

Lorna said...

It's starting to dawn on me that you actually have an exceptional talent with words Joe. Like Gavin, only a different medium and a style unique to you. And I don't say this lightly.