Steam Rises

The severely fractured
Community rebuilds itself
As the steam rises
Off the roofs of each house
Off the tops of our heads
Releasing anger
Before we lay down for bed

What a beautiful prison
We have made for ourselves
In uninvited confinement
This is your home
Look around
Much better than
A cardboard pillow
On the ground
By bars

Certain losses are irreparable
Not so much as lothario
But sleeping on the back porch
Is only a fools errand
If you don’t like the stars
Are you a stargazer?
Pole perch for love
A pending warning sign
Free the doves…

In a rocking chair of forgiveness
We smile with lips of
Relentless upheaval
Resilient retrieval
Catching the tears
Of strangers
Who are our sisters and brothers
On the street

Rest your head on me
Let me be your shoulder
Of confidence
Beneficence for
A moonlight blanket
Caressing you in a
Pendicle sleep

Take my hand as we
Walk together in splendor
The value of what we become
The difference after the mystery
Subsides in the wake of a tide
That seems unbearable

I have a makeshift wagon
That can get us through
Any part of town
The lights are on
Traveling along an
Emotionally solid ground
Steam rises as we
Find our way
Back down

© GÄ

Published by

Geino Äotsch

An artist & spiritual lover. Author of & - Tea Maker & Owner of - Hair & Music at