Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.
Waves of passion and devotion.
Waves of unacknowledged emotions.
Those aren’t bruised storm clouds, those are pent up emotions.
Emotions of loneliness and sorrow.
Emotions of creativity boiling in the marrow.
Those aren’t broken bones, those are shattered dreams.
Dreams of trust and love.
Dreams of lust and desire.
Those aren’t fires, those are raging desires.
Desires of body and soul.
Desires of feeling connection and being whole.
Those aren’t shattered pieces, those are parts of a whole.
A whole containing shadows and lights.
A whole of days and nights.
Written for tonight’s Poetics: “Go Ahead, Make My Day” at dVerse. Where Mish gives us a bevy of movie quotes to choose from and incorporate into a poem of any style. I started more than one draft, but in the end the best one came from a movie I haven’t seen. But now I think I’ll have too.
“Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.”– Interstellar, 2014