11.30.2009

and the Gods just sit and laugh

teeming with some unknown desire to live
the granular entities meld into one
solitarily sending mindsigns to each other

unique yet identical
extreme yet so smooth
soothing to the touch
with their casual ferocity tamed
pressed down
held down

minutes become hours
hours become days
days become years
and the earthen cage melts
into the ground around their feet

standing with arms outstretched
reaching for the stars
soles and souls scalded
fingertips raking at Heaven's wall

billows of smoke
fill their lungs
lust obscures their path
keep slipping and falling
as they try to trudge on
and the Gods just sit
and laugh

minutes become hours
hours become days
days become years
and the iron shackles melt
into molten pools around their feet

still standing with arms outstretched
reaching for the stars
soles and souls scalded
fingertips raking at Heaven's wall

billows of smoke
fill their lungs
lust obscures their path
keep slipping and falling
as they try to trudge on
and the Gods just sit
and laugh