Breathing Time

Freedom took my breath away
And I thought I could fly
But I sit here in stillness
Waiting for the clock to tick
For time to change the world

Unseeing eyes brush past
Speaking as if they know
But no-one truly touches
Another’s empty space

The moon takes hold of the sun
Watching in the cool darkness
As the heavens slide earthwards
And fold into the jagged horizon
Each myth tells its story
In cycles of forgotten history
Shifting infinite shapes that show
Connecting years of light
That reach my eyes too late

Glance sideways at the clock face
The second-hand freezes with my heart
Time stops for one breath-held moment
Until the stars tilt and fall again
The inevitable journey begins
Speeding up and expanding space
As I watch everything drift away
Beyond the unseen boundaries of life
From where I stand
I walk away and wonder
Where my history will go
Which star will tell my story

I start to run towards the sunset
Gaining momentum from each stride
Reaching out to grasp the fire
Igniting within white light
Engulfed by cool flames
Here then gone
I breathe the freedom
And fly in the stillness

Ode to a Star

You touch us with your past light born when we were nothing
To look up and know that everything is here within all of us
That ancient dust of ages, carbonised into our very being
You guide us by mapping the inky sky with patterns of stories
To gaze at a myriad of millions upon trillions of infinite beacons
Supplying hope that beyond the barriers we can lift up and touch
The veil between realms with an insight more than any thought
And when you send particles to shower our earthly lives
It is with humility that we look up in awe at the expression
Of love from a vastness so great and timeless without end
And we feel small in the great questions of life and death.
Collapsed, the unseen black hole sinks to the other side
We can only follow the stars by fading beyond the world
And all that is visible becomes invisible, untouchable,
Travelling beyond all understanding and comprehension
A complex journey of released energy from inner starlight
We arrive only to discover that we were never truly here.