Posts Tagged ‘family’

“a string of lanterns, aka su riva no roc”

sheltered in place

our carbon sequestered

on the horizon

a daylight moon

 

she calls to me

from her now dark acre

along the steep hillside

this star-flung holler

 

a string of lanterns

nine in the yard

the green lights are racing

for the governor’s charge

 

we have the sun

and we have our cells

a halo around them

strewn with nails

 

the cars are fewer

and the questions more

we wait without silence

as never before

 

she calls to me

from her now white spire

alone in her resemblance

her toes on the wire

 

a row of beds

nine in the ward

a halo above them

cascading light

 

a future remembered

for the past clouds our sight

i will walk with her surely

in the cold morning light

 

-Jason Cyrus Akhtarekhavari 4/14/20

“tiny home”

we were born of the antique and ancient forms

our stories woven from the fabric of our dyed and twisted yarns

like the wreckage of so many voyages lost and long

those travelers floating over poles

our souls on the battlefields mourned

we are assembled from the glass of mirrors that have passed

from the love of our mothers and our fathers dead and gone

in the comfort of our rituals we are dressed in softly stolen silks

and we think upon those travelers

those many bridges they have crossed

we wonder how their flags are planted

where the mountains meet the sky

and now we live as strangers

our families just so splintered

we are driven and we are torn

the swollen weight of our possessions

the magnificent size of our earthly homes

but what we need is tiny

it fits inside our hearts

a formation of the soul

it cannot be found in store fronts

or in those luminous shopping malls

it lives just near the fire

and in your child’s warm embrace

sometimes driving madly

but always in the end

our only true possession

perhaps a wife or son or daughter

it may just be a lover or a dream that never ends

and perhaps…

even just a friend

-Jason Cyrus Akhtarekhavari 12/10/14

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