Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thought for The Day - (Sharing) In This Cocoon

Study for Predawn Light - 18 x 24 Charcoal


Here
In this place
Darkness seems to rule
Shadows
From occasional flashes of insight
Place memory
And cognition
On high alert
I’m here
Developing
Alone

Then there are two
Not certain the roles 
Or the script to follow
Adlibbing
Improvising
To a beat
Rhythm and Blues
Jazz
And Hip Hop
Dictate the dance
And song

In this place
Two jab
And dodge
Not as foes
But sparring
Refining one another’s weapons
We’re together
But not really
Growing
Though never sure
Where we grow toward

Luminous
This safe haven
But form remains unformed
We learn
That a heart is not a solo act
And even when your step is out of sync with mine
And my drumming doesn’t match yours
We move
Strangely closer

At times
A Third party
Not a fifth wheel
But a companion
Unseen
But a presence as dense as the cloud, lights and uncertainty
Looms above
Below
Around
Bringing the beat
The lyrics
Together over time

A strange place
This soft and safe place
This place where not many find solace
They would
If they could pay the price for entry
Set up a chair in the corner
Lie in the bed
But this space is made for two

Slowly
Moving
Closer
The rhythm sounding
Concerto
And Symphonic

Moving

Closer