Poetry: Achilles

Marble Achilles dip

Thetis dipping Achilles into sacred waters granting immortality by his heel.

What about that time
when everything slowed down
and it never went back
to normal
and that became the new normal?

We try to find something here
everyday
and yet-we turned it off.

Our reaching for it
makes it reach for distance.
An ocean of driftwooded searchscape
gives up our force into the sky.
Reaching for what we already have,
makes us no longer have it.

There is only one of us here
who thinks that we need help,
and that is all of us.

Are you being
the love that you can’t find
in this world?

All wars start
with a man
laying upon the ground,
who no longer breathes.
How much voice
would it take
to have kept him standing?

The palette holds the color,
the piano holds the keys
books have all the words
guitars pull the strings
that releases all restraint
on meaning.

If you do not understand love
you do not understand your true self.
For you held you over the sacred waters
and dipped everything in but the heel…
we are all now Achilles
and Thetis,
the mother and the child
in one body,
floating down the river Styx,
with our hands on our hearts
clasped with a fervency
not unlike survival,
yet pointed
sharp with hope
and only time softens
both
through the dusk
of mortality.

And only love
makes this journey.

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About skymeetingtheground

Healer, poet, author, yogi, single father...outdoorsy guy.
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2 Responses to Poetry: Achilles

  1. Paul Kaufman says:

    Like!

    Like

  2. janeadamsart says:

    Very beautiful poem, fledging just beyond “meaning”, and nice to read aloud.

    Like

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