Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"too many anchors"

"too many anchors"
written after a good line that wasn't by jake kilroy.

too many anchors,
as the memories push and pull.
every breath is gravity.

what an empty crowded ocean.
what a sight to behold and let go.
what a horizon to burn away.

a library that sank to the bottom,
a monument that came to be ash,
a museum of nothing and everything,
this leaky head flooded and drowned.

no services will be held for the future.
no salute for the cemetery architect.
nothing but heavy breaths in a hot shower.


Jackie Jones said...

this is really great, especially that last stanza.

Jake Kilroy said...

Thanks, Jackie! Always stoked to hear somebody digs it.