24 February 2011

Questioning Atacama

I ran to you
and your rumors
of no rain

Across oceans and mountains
I found you,
caressing the Humboldt

There I stood, nitrate dust,
copper on my tongue,
and an alkali heart

Listening in silence
with only salt wind
to carry my questions of love

You ate my disappointment,
swallowed it with hard light,
while I fell to my knees

closed my eyes
and prayed for rain
here, in Atacama


  1. brutally beautiful
    I have to come back to this and more of your writing later...Wow, dude

  2. A continental drift. It gets that big, doesn't it. - Brendan

  3. Earthy and beautiful. I especially like "alkali heart".


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...