Spice of life

A landslide of grey sky —
canopies buried under
the rubble of rock doves —
breathing in the heavy air.

My mind wanders
thru treetops —
gamboling on clouds
& leapfrogging birds —
dreaming of a weightless
world that defies logic.

Words migrate
between hemispheres
like snow verbs.

Pieces of me — 
held together
by compression —
my DNA aches.

Closing my eyes
I dig deep inside
& uproot my heart.

The stark contrast
of crows in the snow
I notice my shadow.

On the cold cement
lies a moth in rigor mortis
closer to the light.

Tree branches
flowing like veins
into the heart
of the sun.

Canopies
arched like
protractors —
measuring
the angle
of light.

Clouds slide
across the sky —
floating like
calving icebergs —
tips of my
imagination.

At the back
of my mind —
reaching to find —
the spice of life.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to Spice of life

  1. I more than like. 🙂

  2. ellenbest24 says:

    It is past midnight and I was caught in a story when I heard a ping telling of your post. So before sleep takes over I came to say… “My DNA hurts” what a statement, one I wish I had written,. So with my imagination full I am sure to make plenty of dreams. Thank you goodnight. 😇

  3. hugr5 says:

    I like this!

    On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 3:56 PM, The ancient eavesdropper wrote:

    > tyler4turtles posted: “A landslide of grey sky — canopies buried under > the rubble of rock doves — breathing in the heavy air. My mind wanders > thru treetops — gamboling on clouds & leapfrogging birds — dreaming of a > weightless world that defies logic. ” >

  4. Love this! Especially the phrase: “Closing my eyes I dig deep inside and uproot my heart.” How many times have I had to do just that in my life…quite a bit. 🙂

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