The Lake

The Lake short poem

Photo by Ian Sane

In the forest the summer steam retreats
Confusion breaks like a fever, sudden
Relief flooding the mind with quiet murmurs

A symphony of whispers cover the screams
And tears evaporate as the cry dies on your lips
The shadows listen to your calming mind

Champagne tastes like grass, light on the palette
Softening the edges of the storm in your mind
and heart as you ease into the cool lake

Death of ugly truth and lies and birth of beauty
emerge from the dark water stained with doubt
and pain, the past left to drip from your body

The gentle wind whisks away the last of the drops
leaving goose bumps on your skin that covers
your soul within the body cleansed of doubt

The lake ripples like corduroy, sitting quietly
Always ready to wash away your doubt and pain
In the forest you are free to quietly become you

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I am so glad you are here. Please make yourself at home, here, next to the arm-chair. Let us talk of poetry and life; let us laugh and crack jokes; let us rule the world with our lofty thoughts and electrodes for those out of line.Most likely I will pee a little when we laugh, and my thoughts are usually random rather than lofty, but you know what they say: “The dog of the exceptional wisdom has the bird of sleeping monkeys in his dreams!”Anyway, I was talking to a guy the other day who was high on pot (he was standing on the toilet) and I mentioned my fear of bush hogs and roaches. He comforted me and then asked why I was in the stall with him.So there you go, my full life story nowhere on this page. I feel like we know each other so much better now. Sometimes I’m serious, sometimes I seriously funny, sometimes I’m seriously gassy. I am at all times grateful for your support.If you have an idea to share, or just want to drop a line, you can contact me at peanuttyoh@yahoo.comBe excellent to each other and glitter on glitterbombs.
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