I Walk With You

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    I Walk With You

     

    Autumn brings your sugar rain home again

    coated in caramel and moss

    the oaks and the walnuts

    suck up the candy shine floss

    I walk with you

    our fingers cottoned with sap and twigs

    and the lovely smell of fresh cut grass

    wafts with the leaves breezing past

    spinning devilish tornados

    into a blacksmiths sooty sky

    weathered by the ways and the means

    our youthful skin burns with incandescent dreams

    down this pebbled tar existence

    beneath these trees of exquisite loveliness

    I walk with you

    impossible to express it all

    without you to smile when I fall

    into icy puddles of melted rust

    we take the shortcut through the cemetary

    of course we must tarry

     and out-loud wonder

    at the age of these stones

    and the men and women that lie under

    for how long they must rot

    before they are taken within

    and shared with the very soil

    from which they came

    once again

    I walk with you

    on your left side

    you on my right

    as turkeys call and quails startle

    the deer in the distance

    outdistance us by a mile

    the smoke of the earth

    the vaguely sensual smell of burning

    Saturday afternoons and the grip of a coffee spoon

    the early morning sunlight across a bare cornfield

    the sensation of weightlessness

    when you are so much nearer than you are right now

    but I will always want to walk beside you

    into the sun

    into the gloom

    into the dark of the night

    into the break of light

    forever and everywhere

    in this autumn thunderstorm

    keeping each other loved and warm

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    SavVySam commented on I Walk With You

    10-18-2009

    Within this richly penned work are images, thoughts, and emotions, are all woven together in a wonderful Autumn scene. (somewhat reminiscent of a Kincaid painting) Thanks for sharing.

    Stardrift commented on I Walk With You

    09-11-2009

    I do believe you've done it yet again! A timely write for the coming season, bristling with sharp memories like a cactus in the snow. I have no idea what I just said there, lol! Icy puddles and melted rust - classic atmospheric line! Also, interesting adjacency of Jesus and Jack Frost! Have I told you yet this week that your descriptive abilities are formidable? I've a latest about a ladybug - you should like! Btw, one small bit: 'In this autumn thunderstorm' felt like the last line; 'Keeping...' felt like it would've been better placed somewhere earlier. Chilly write! *ten* *

    AmadeusEx

    09/11/2009

    i noticed that too drift, but id already posted it...ill fix it eventually, thanks for the amusing comments:)

    sawdust commented on I Walk With You

    09-08-2009

    im not much of a judge but the gist of what you are saying comes throu clearly its just that i would like to see it shortened and more to the point excellent subject good write i like it

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