Wednesday, August 10, 2011

$8 wine

who did we think we were
treading across night like we owned the place
waging emotional battles with no war paint
our words drifting to the earth like feathers?
the first salvation ever found
was in a bottle of $8 wine
we drank it straight from the bottle
the tides left without us
we glided upon the grass
and the moon danced with us
the type of dance that lasts forever in the soul

what did we think we could do
keep the grass warm forever
keep the icy weave of sky above us
and never return to the modern world?
we can cleanse ourselves with smoke
but all the cigarettes on earth can't keep dawn away
and we can bathe ourselves in time
but it'll never wash away the scars on our feet
because we danced, my friend, oh how we danced


  1. Hey, Rabbit, if you stop by here: the more i read this, the more i feel like i've accidentally stolen some phrases and imagery from writings of yours that i read long ago. please let me know if i'm nothing but a bloody thief, and i'll take this down.

  2. I love this poem! Hope you don't mind but I'm printing it and putting it on the wall! <3

  3. p.s. Have you ever read Neil Gaiman's Facade? This reminds me of it.

    "I smoke a cigarette and pretend I'm normal... And wish I were dead."

    Look it up if you don't know it.

  4. Jenaphur - i love you and i'm honored

    Micael - i also love you and i'm honored. and i will certainly look up Facade, as i know Neil Gaiman to be quite a gripping writer ^_^

  5. Of all the poems I've read of yours, this one just might be my favorite. Several lines are so brilliant.

  6. I LOVE this poem so much... LOVE it!! Brings back a million memories for me. :)

  7. I had to come hunt this down. It was just what I needed.

    Funny how true that is of $8 wine sometimes.