Goodnight, See You In The Daylight

I’ve been coming home for months.
I am so tired of the doing of it wrong.

There is the wind
and there are the trees
moving.

Which is it
we are talking about?

*

I blow hard, I lose leaves,
—the symbiotic tree tops, the storms
strumming branches, and arms
pointing everywhere—

*

I blew hard, I lost leaves,
but I am rooted in the soil of the truth
and not the hydroponics of belief.

*

What I see and what I see
of you, this will do for truth; the
temperature today, in the raindrop
or the shadow, not in what is forecast for tomorrow.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Goodnight, See You In The Daylight”

  1. the question at the end of part 1 reminds me of Yeats – same sort question he asks. I dig this lots, Dean: a living, subjective truth, rooted, as you say, in the soil. Great.

  2. Great piece, Dean, that last stanza is marvellously stated, I feel the temperature of the ‘rain drop’ or ‘shadow’, and tomorrow who can say:
    What I see and what I see
    of you, this will do for truth; the
    temperature today, in the raindrop
    or the shadow, not in what is forecast for tomorrow

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