Maenad

Why don’t they sing of
moonlight madness?
Of clutching your hair, swaying
In the impenetrable darkness, below
A black sky, heedless
Of the wet grass, of your wayward steps
Driven utterly feckless by
The music of the hollow eyed
Starving night
This must be how the sirens learnt their wailing
Crooning dumbstruck sailors to their doom

Look, my hands are empty and
My blind eyes overflowing, yet
My feet follow some unknown tune
Thrumming in my veins, my bones
This song of a sky with no moon

Maenad

©CM
17.07.2016

Aerie

Aerie

The air is magic
Static, electric
Sparks flying between earth and
Sky
Hidden perfumes pulse
Amidst turns of secret winds
Throwing columns of invisible
Hypnotic
Incense, up high

The curious intoxication pours
In the guise of summer showers, and
Ocean breezes,
From where salt and water meet

Stop for a moment
Breathe

©CM
25.04.2015

Storm Spirit

Storm Spirit

I stood in the wet grass
with the wind whipping my hair
the stars glittering fiercely
Dangerously
A whirlwind of frenzied motion
Emotion
But the world has
Stopped
the dust danced around me
Mingled with the angry
Pelting drops
Reveling in the magic
The promise of imminent disaster
And glory
Glass shattered, lights exploded
And they all succumbed to the wrath
As I stood in the storm
Bowed in submission
And rebellion
Drenched in mindless
Ecstasy

The city cowers indoors tonight
Scared
Hiding away from the rain
And I,

I am not afraid

©CM
08.03.2015

All For Me

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All For Me

The house next door
A hunched over tree
These are the every day sights I see
Nothing special
Nothing magical, really

But when it rains, and
the storm begins?
And rivulets soak me through
to my skin
The world is painted
in silver and blue
And I dance in the lightning,
I dance
as if
with you,
As if
at the center
Of a thunder tossed sea

And it’s all for me
It’s all for me

© CM
15.09.2014