August 2, 2011

On a bright night


"You'll always know the reason why we could have had the moon and the sky."~S. Adu

Streisand once sang that on a clear day you can see forever. But on a clear night- I've seen never. All the things that could never be; just by looking up at the bright night sky. It's a terrifying gift. A blissful tragedy. A beautiful cruelty. And it never ends how it starts. Blooming dreams vanishing to stark nothingness. But it was more than that. It's always more than that. More than two spread legs. More than a handful of troubling backward glances or plates of lovingly prepared food gone cold. It's the ocean in your bedroom. It's the rainbow in your jail cell. The realization that everything good and right and happy will hurt like hell once it ceases to exist. Because none of it is yours to keep; not when it was never yours to begin with. Frida Kahlo knew it. I know it now. We all know it when the moment of truth arrives. But somehow that doesn't make it any easier, does it?


5 comments:

Memoirs of the Walking Dead said...

So beautiful and tragic. There is always something about the two that pulls me in.

Suzy said...

I agree, so beautiful and tragic. Just like all of life.

scotsman said...

beautiful words but very poignant

Jayne Neverow said...

Thank you all for your kind words. You make the journey a little easier.

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