Monday, April 19, 2010

NaPoWriMo: day 19 "envelop"


by dot.

your ash covers me
threatens to smother me
makes my breathing hard
makes the cars stop
the planes won't fly

we try to harness you
to build over you
to go around you and deny
your power
to ignore you

but as we grow and sprawl
as we multiply in numbers
as we take and extort
and ignore the subtle or not
so subtle rumblings

you don't sleep
you wait for the moment
you wait, you warn us
if we listen, if we try
we can hear you

your beauty envelops me
changes sunlight to dark
blues and greens become muted gray
your power your breath
I stand in awe