Opposing Stars

Better had we never met

In yonder inn on heaven’s highway

Better yet orbits forget

Be circumspect

Adorn ourselves in pale regret

Forego the passage

Differ both our journeys.

Better yet repay the debt

Unspin roulette

And time reset

We’ll just rewind

Project forfeit

Opposing stars

Spun sideways.

Instinct

Instinct

clutched the finger

held on tightly

sought the nipple

sucked till fed

Instinct

turned to light

with opened eyes

and blinked

retired to bed

Awoke each day

and rose and reached

as always done

instinctively before

Instinct fought

survival uppermost

how could it not

Rejected pain

except for when

love demanded

or commanded

reflexively

withdrawing

or retreating

or advancing

as intuited

It knew

Instinct recognised

no explanation

can’t birds fly

don’t bunnies hop

and fish all swim

Don’t we

just know

as babes

as men

as women

don’t we know

how instinct works

how pain inflicts

and how we learn

with instinct hand in hand

We clutch

and feed

and sleep

and dream

believe

that inside grown

instinctively

we hold on

living life as love

and pain

for love and pain

one sought

rejected

these are life

all subtly known.

Reformed

Vent and as

you drown me

in your anger

disillusionment

and sorrows

I’ll erupt

in bubbles

float

to mountains

skylines

and beyond

or sink

beneath

the waves

in oceans’ hidden

depths to dwell

awhile

where cacophony

is only

whale song

to plug

my oozing ears

and when

outer limits reached

blot

all excess

I’ll be reabsorbed

and fall again

liquidity

reformed