enough miles

tidal

under lunar influences
we ebb
we flow
tiny functions
the two of us
in larger tidal theories
calculating
neglected memories
beneath
unbandaged wounds
leaning against
landlash winds
closed eye navigating
across troubled seas

on a good day
you might say
i think
we should be friends

i won’t lie
there’s a place
inside of me
that likes the way
those words sound

but i have to be honest
long hours
with me
are not for everyone
i’m fun for a time
but eventually
i wear most people
down
things start out
swinging
nothing but good times
out of the gate
but whether it’s 10 minutes
or 10 years
unvarnished honesty
abrades
and eyes do start shifting
and folks do end up
anxiously looking
for the nearest door
i’ve logged enough miles
to know
that is how
these things go

that said
at the end of the day
this way of living
feels clean
burns pure
each sunrise
is welcome
each cloudburst
calms my fires
that threaten to rule out
and i find
a simple comfort
in the loud caw council
of my murder
of crows

so let’s just finish
our drinks
have a firm warm hug
and say
an eye to eye goodnight

i love the notion
of a good friend

let’s just sleep it off
heads resting
on bags full
of resurrection stones
and see how
all these soft words taste
when we remember them

in
the
morning

 

Words and Image: B. Reeves

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3 comments

  1. Mary Cathleen Clark · March 26

    Good friends are hard to find, and even harder to hang on to. Too often, I look for that nearest door–or more often, someone searches for it in my metaphorical house.
    As always, great work.

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    • B · March 26

      Good to hear from ya 🙂 Hope things are good with you. The work is going well this year. Thanks for reading/commenting 🙂

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark · March 26

        Things are okay here. Am glad your work is going well…you’ve got a lot of talent. And reading it is my pleasure.

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