Monday, December 31, 2007

so far so good


7 days under my ever-changing sky

today the sky is usual blue, from left to right but cut in two by a plane line. straight down the middle, north to south, then slowly dissipating, growing woozy as it slips westwards

today the sky is contradictory - it has fallen out with itself. shattered lines drag on from others, some dark, some bright, some fluffy with delight, some blooming with desire to ruin your day

today the sky is flat and lower than it should be - I have to stoop as it swoops down and knocks the top off my head - I should have stayed in bed

today the sky is hazy, not as hot as yesterday but reconciled to its rightful place. no clouds, no breaks in the colour, no pace, no space - in short a lot like me

today my eyes watch the sky - two rings of a colour no-one can quite describe - mostly blue but now and then a curl of white wing slides into view - silent and true

today the sky is a grey betrayal - a let down after a long held promise of something better - an echo of all we leave behind and a warning of what waits behind the door at the end of the hall

today the sky is a pedestal we try to climb, safe holding onto the lifeline of her hair. the sky is a secret only making sense within the half-light of my dreams, an eternity that welcomes screams

2 comments:

polona said...

i love watching the sky, its ever-changing nature, its many faces...
and our moods are much like the sky and i have discovered (again) recently that any change is better than no change :)
wonderful!

and a happy and creative new year to you!

An Xiao Photography said...

In New York, the buildings are so tall that it's a rare thing for me to look up at the sky and pay attention to it. But while I've been in Los Angeles, I've been taking note. I love these snippets of observation.