Poetry On The Road: Tulum
By Lily Flash
Travelling across the country on national Broadway tours can bring perspective and reflection on life, love, work, family and everything in between. Poetry On The Road is a selection of works written about these areas of life.
Floating away but my tears drop so heavy
I flew over your refuge
I saw it clearly like what, in the silence, I didn’t say:
Goodbye, you deserve better, happy birthday, I’ll miss you.
I love you.
6:27 am the sun was rising.
It was beautiful, and blue
I take all of my heart with me
I picked it up, off the shelf and decided
To hold it in my hands to make it whole
To give to another, are you out there?
Free of confusion and indecision
Fusing closed all windows, cracks and doors
Before anger and sadness infect the memories
The new ones, all rancid.
Maybe now I’ll breathe new, clear ideas
Of what the future could be
Clean of mud mashed with mistakes and misconceptions
No longer waiting, hiding in your pocket, stale
How I wish I could be cured of this longing
Trapped between your magnetized fingers
‘One of a kind’
Living in your world that our love can’t find
When we’re free there will be peace
No more to hope
No more to give
No more to need
This is closure
No more ties
No more lies
No more pleads and cries
Final tears have been shed
A mile above the Sierra rock and salt bed
Letting this go, no you won’t be my foe
Please stay away, not one more blow
Romantic tragedy: more than just you and me
You refuse to make a choice, what’s best for all three
May happiness find you
May you find your head
There’s a flat line, it’s dead.
Three years have passed by
Seven years I have known you
‘Yeah, but – ‘ I still love you
Yes, and I’ll always love you
But the time is here. It’s now. No more.