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December 13th, 2010

ay, dolores... @ 04:58 am




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Ah
that pit of sorrows

it's so easy to let time pass
to get caught up in our simple addictions

stare at the sun set

oh, you can't see the western horizon from here
but look to the north
see that orange on the mountains?
the clouds in the valley
such beauty

the hawks circling over them
two
fifty… a hundred feet… between them
how far?
what are they saying?
they are god
it's me
it's we
we're all here together
just one
making the mountains to reflect the sun on
to make valleys for the clouds to slink through
to make a hill for a man to watch
us flying

what are we saying?
i want to know the truth
the whole truth
but i get beauty
i don't get understanding
in my mind… in my mind…
but not in my body
not through
not yet

but i get beauty.



and
the memories…

i was telling someone about a tempting situation i had with someone in my life
someone i've known my whole life (yes, important enough to share and to conceal)
it's rare that i do not explore temptations
and this man, in my hands, i imagined having sex with him
not because i wanted to
but because i know i'm good at it
and so many men
like him
i've known so many years
that i have no basis for communication at all
nothing in ideal or content we can share
but i could give him pleasure
without words
there
we could be together
really together
not like all these stumbling conversations we've ever tried to have…

tempting
but no
i wasn't willing to pay the price of all that unleashed pain
i already know that style of loving


but here's the point
it's the way i get along
it's the way i've always had
it's my gift
i touch people and i connect with them
i can do the things i want to do
in the way i do them
but without words
they can feel the loving
my words are too sharp
are they sharp in writing?
i imagine they are all cloudy in writing
i don't know, i never read my writing (hardly ever)
is it like walking through a forest? in the fog?
just like reading some kid's journal entries who's forgotten how to write in sentences?
yeah..
anyway
i have always had a huge disconnect with people in general
and have been an acutely lonely person most of my life
fortunately i'm gregarious
but i didn't know that until i was nearly 20
my sorrowful years are still heavy in my heart

i'm often ok with that
and these last few weeks i've shifted into a different mode
being a bit selfish
probably not yet enough
and
unfortunately
i became so only after i was drowning a bit
so i did it in a reactionary way

can't i ever get it right first time?

it kills me to think i've wasted any time with him

a little death every day…

i was staring at his altar
as he sang his song to jesus
and me
i was imagining
some conversation
when i wore his habit
ten years from now
and told some body about where i got a real franciscan robe from

how will i describe him in ten years to a stranger?

friend? lover? father?

the weight of sadness. . .
sadness of death and loss

loss of my friend
loss of my beautiful view
loss of the only way i know how to connect with someone

but not enough.

i was talking with this 66 year old
an astrological leo
so awesome sex with him
create connect there
but of course i knew his aura was too fucking shiny
a man who can't take criticism
and i couldn't help but pour it out
oh, just a little, just a little
he's good with it, he's learned from dealing with his long time partner
he's stoned all the time
but there he is
and he's telling me
as we're driving up or down
he's telling me about how good it is that i came up to be here with Leo
says "well, it makes it better… it helps.. i guess. doesn't matter, coz we all die alone anyway. "
and in the days since then i've realized it
it is good i'm here
but he's so alone with me
just as i am with him
coz i can't appreciate his politics
his God, his vestments
i can barely appreciate his food

where is his wife? who loves everything about him?

i look as his body
and love to touch it
when i hug him
lingering for a moment

this fat old man
filled with cancer
all through and through
and all his heavy food
throwing caution to the wind about plastic and aluminum
and anything else
why worry? why bother?
the kids these days
i remember joking, seriously, to him years ago:
don't buy me that shit. it's the cheapest. which means everything in it is dead and eating it makes me feel dead. puts the dead right in me and i don't like feeling dead inside. that shit will give you cancer.
ha. cancer through and through.
and anyone . . .
well
love that body
the fat and old and achey
suffering
love it
and appreciate so little about the man inside

you know
you know this song too
'do we ever really love anyone? are we ever really loved?'


but i do want to kiss him, to smell him and hold him
i want to help
but what is helping?

after dinner
and phone calls
and pop corn
south park and 6ft under
i remembered something i'd found yesterday on someone's facebook wall
who? dunno
but a song sung by Bob Hope: i never knew he was a singer... just remember his comedy...
so sentimental
but then
all this pickling in emotions is tenderizing me
and listening to him sing, vibrating in my bones...
did he cry the first night i went in there?
how come i never did before?
but...
i wanted to show it to him this video
and put my hand on his head and felt him
and it was sentimental
and there i am, crying at movies about my life
what's that for?
i'm starving to touch things with my hands
real things
joyful things...
but
ah
all this sadness
and the birds circling
and the future reaching back to the past through the present

Thanks, for the memories…
 
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 13th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)

addendum of sorrows

(Link)
"Oh the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness! Mmmm, Yummie! Yummie!"
-- Eric Cartman, South Park



it wasn't the gentle flow of tears you might release

forming and endless chain of guilt and suffering

i instinctively reach for the notebook i keep in my pocket

"if you ever... Ever repeat that story
I will never speak to you again"

"oh Come On i said, that story is really funny and, i mean, it's not like You're going to do anything with it."

"Your LIfe
Your Privacy
Your Bottomless Sorrow
It's Not Like You're Going To Do Anything With It."

-- David Sedaris, "Repeat After Me"






He's and EMT, we met on the job: Newly Weds at a Car Crash. He saved the Bride right in front of me...

What about the Groom?

..He didn't make it.

Wow. So the Bride had Eternity With The Man She Loved right in front of her and then you go and save her and she ends up Left Behind, Alone!



...


Is dating like an excuse for you to figure out who you want to be when you grow up?



---Six Feet Under



Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memory - Big Broadcast of 1938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6OCrf7xtWI

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