Ode to Iapyx

[04 September 2019]

The road is wider now; the vernal moon hangs
suspended between branches of the
old pine tree. I hear you breathe, breath
buoyed by songs I’ve never sung, or never
knowingly, weighed down by stories I’ve
never heard, permeated by pigments and
fragments and hues of worlds I’ve never
seen, stacking up solipsism and daydreams and unfettered
emotion between the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, unencumbered
by time or chance or change. The smell of
the first frost of fall lingers
crisp and falls free on the upper right
hand corner of your lips. Late afternoon
sunlight dapples the hair on the
back of your hand and then gently diffuses
somewhere between the garden
wall and the church door and the rose
blooms on your chest.

8 responses to “Ode to Iapyx”

  1. kristianw84 avatar

    Gahh!! <3 <3 So beautiful & moving!! You are amazing!!!

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  2. NZain avatar

    Oh that church door!

  3. orkidedatter avatar

    Gosh… you are moving me from the moon and back and back again… wow❤️
    If you do not come to Norway I come to you .. because, well, a poem book we should write together …
    You are raw…
    take care..❤️

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      That sounds so lovely!!! We have to do that some day!

      1. orkidedatter avatar

        yup, so I don’t have to sit in the «old home» and regret something I didn’t … it would have been so lovely and awesome❤️

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