Departures & Arrivals





Originally appeared in Migration of Souls (2003), one of my nine poetry chapbooks self-published between the years 1999-2004:

Out beyond the horizon
an eternity of lives
decorate the earth
with silent stories, unspoken dramas
Hearts unraveling across the land
Countless wayfarers with visions
and struggles, with dreams and
reasons we’ll never know
Out there over your line of sight
where highways keep disappearing
stories of love and humility lie in the ashes
Untold, unfulfilled legacies
strange mute victories
lie like fossils in the silt
Out beyond the mountains
over high desert plains
across the great rivers
beneath city streets
and in back alley towns
in crumbling graveyards
and ancient neighborhoods
lie hallowed sites
blood drenched soil
fierce blind honor
Mysterious grounds with
strange and beautiful stories
which, unknown, change everything forever
Out beyond the horizon
it’s calling, that ghostly terrain
you can get there in your dreams
you can get there by train
You can fly, walk or hike it
ride shotgun or drive
ride til day light
You can get going tonight
See all your eyes will hold
live nine thousand lives
But you’ll never arrive
you’ll never get there
you’ll never ever get it
until you get your own heart







































About Unsungpoet

Life-long poet, numerologist, author of other previously unpublished works :)
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4 Responses to Departures & Arrivals

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I am totally blown away by the words and the images great post.

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