Kite Head

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You flew so high/ so far/ so fast
that you were destined to burn
caught out in this cruel world
this cool world
to become an asteroid
kicking up dirt and light
Once/
before life’s sly seductive promises
petered out in the wildernesses
before life cut into our fantasy worlds
we both shared this dream-
to tiptoe on the switchblade edge
before gravity could work out our little game
and declare it impossible
Once/
we both shared this dream of flight
but my string became tangled
and snagged in branches-
was cheated to death
by high voltage pylons
where it burned and snapped
and spilled back to earth
appalled at its own conduct
and at what it was conducting
Once/
we both flew through the clouds
but my string became knotted
reached the end of its tether-
your string was much longer, however
it kept reeling out
to an infinite length
letting you higher and higher
Now I lie here
on the dew-soaked
piss-soaked
glass-choked grass
searching the skies for a hint of you
for a red speck in an expanse of blue
knowing you are soaring through the space
between planets and clouds / between trees and birds
and nothing will return you now
not even words.

 

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