Sunday, August 14, 2011

Seven Full Moons

"All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they're not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but unignorable veil. Whether a homeless smack head troubling you for 50p for a cup of tea or a coked-up, pinstriped exec foaming off about his speedboat, there is a toxic aura that prevents connection. They have about them the air of elsewhere, that they're looking through you to somewhere else they'd rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief." ~Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse
Today I see those I love
Today I do my best to stay
in the present moment
working on listening
looking into
what you feel
feeling what I feel
for the first time
we are both in the same room
and the glasses are off
and I look into your eyes
and see it all
every speck
and contour
my ears open
and I strain my attention
to hear your words
to get to know you
and to no longer give a fuck
about what you think of me
but have learned more
to give a fuck about
what I think of you.


1 comment:

Laura said...

You never cease to amaze me!