As I’ve been reading over my writing, I’ve decided to put more of it on the blog. Here’s a poem I wrote in 2011/2012 along with an appliqué from 2005.
The fortune reads:
Because of your melodic nature
the moonlight never misses
For years I liked to believe
that I alone had received this secret message
from a renegade worker in a cookie factory
gracing me through something normally banal.
Now that I have awakened
and know that I was not unique
in drawing the moon’s attention,
I am a little let down
like a child looking unsuccessfully for love, for magic,
for the ordinary to tranform itself,
into the beautiful
into the adored one
who alone can draw the moon into her appointed orbit.
And so I give it away,
in an uncharacteristic act of openness
I throw it, printed a million times,
into the streets below
where the melodies we don’t yet know we hold
gather in the winds
carrying music from our frightened selves
into bridges of meeting.