A Longer Journey by Dah


Makers of eternity

thunder and fear, I bring this

offering, my used soul,

in return for a length of life

longer than eternal, for a slash

of lightning to break the dark

or a stillness that moves me.


This thin air, this breath,

is a momentary escape, here, forsaken

and twisted, rotted like old storms,

caught in death’s drift, hardened

by a drip of ice.


If I could break myself of these habits,

of these scattered moods. If I could cut

like heat through the final pane, melt,

spill, ooze, discharge a living hiss

of eternal life.


I rush to you these needs,

a removal of time, more wind

in my lungs, waves of blood,

drums in my heart, a slower

passing into this growth of

hollow space, eyes dumb,

lips mute.


Do not sever this hope from me,

do not break me here on earth, please,

a longer journey, a longer journey,

good fortune, good luck,

a shot in the dark, more hours

on the clock, a longer journey.


Gods of eternity thunder and fear

I bring this offering, my used soul,

broken, dismantled. This is all I have

and you have so much.


© Dah

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DahAbout the Author

A prolific writer and an awarding-winning photographer, Dah has been writing poetry for many years, and according to himself, he has not reached the degree of writing that he knows exists somewhere in his mind. Dah is working on his next collection of poetry.

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