life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

nights can be long

when I ride the nights ragged hours like wild stallion

when my loneliness rages with ruthless, restless, too warm turning

when heaven is that smudge of light seen beside the farthest star

when sleep is torn from my thirsty grasp

and I am left without an inch of satisfaction from the feathers beneath my head

when I open my eyes to the same shade of black I see with them tightly closed

then I embrace the disappearance of my desire to conform

my self is borderless at 3 am

my pretensions dissolve into the inky night sky

I surrender to my deepest held grief

as well as to my highest, broadest hope

as I swim to the other end of the bed

to cooler pastures

I visit the sheep

living down there among the stuff

I listen as they recite the 23rd Psalm

to reassure me as I nervously enter that strange world

I hear all the mid-night sounds from this new dimension

as my mind takes on the shape of new perspective

alert to this unusual adventure

I cry a little

laugh a little

think about the glory of love

the world turns on its axis

I breath free

I fly home


Amy Lloyd

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