Sudden Relief

So this was all I needed:
the tranquility of my home,
the serenity of my prayers,
a few happy thoughts
crossing the borders of my soul,
You- in my heart-
to set me free
from the burdens of present
and those of the past
and a mapped future
wrapped in my wisdom
with a promising love that lasts.


.........Who broke us?
are we still beautiful
or this incompleteness
is just plain debris orbiting
a shooting star?
If wrecked, with no destination
to reach, in front of us,
if we are mere ripples of water
hopelessly left behind
with the rest of the origami pieces
waiting to go down,
            if our own epitaphs, unwritten,
shall remain a well-hidden rhyme
Then where are we going this time?
To an erupting volcano or to  a melting glacier?
See? A pulsing cadence and
streaks of blue rain hold us tight,
so that the young brooks may continue
to bear their  names and slowly baptize
a heart’s fears  falling apart
into a poisoned delta of alienation.
In truth, something broke us
something holds us together still
we breathe in the thick air
of implicit survival and repent our sins
while a sleeping quietness
falling against the cold cityscapes,
makes our blooming frailties
recruit new sizes and shapes.
Peace-torn paradoxes
can learn from any opened petal
to face the morning sun,
creation myths can be shattered
from any collective memory
whenever the hungry seeds of love
are sown in No Man’s Land...........