Sunday, 14 December 2014

TUMBLEWEEDS

© katya mills

i cannot be fragile anymore
'cause i will break!
i will lose it!
you won't know me!
pSychOtic

instead i am
a twig
a dancer
a yogi
a paperback

following my rituals
a turtle
an ascetic
a mailman

a homeless woman
recycling her cans before
dawn

can i live
any other way?

letting some in
and letting some go

some relationships
friends
ex-lovers and
others

fall away

and another
  and another
    and another

my heart wants to break
but can
only shed skins
like a white snake

leaving wax paper
shells in the dust
blown by the wind
as it must
  as it must

a-tumblin' on outta
here to god only knows!

god only knows
  god only knows