A pepper tree waves
In the silence

At the breeze that passes by

Water falling like

Q
uiet crystal
As the gray clouds say goodbye.


One by one, leaves
Release their passengers
That trickle to the ground
Of muted shadows
Across the canyons
And it’s all done with no sound……
 

Except for something that sounds like sadness,
Like drumming drops of half light.
Except for something this side of madness.
Except for questions in the night,
Like:

What should I do about you?


Should I speak of
Things kept silent?

Could I speak those words aloud?

I know just how that
I would say them-
(Except when you’re around)


I have hinted
While we were joking
,
And you sadly said
“I know!”

Maybe I shouldn’t have
Traveled further
Into this than I should go.
 

Except for someplace that says I need you,
Like the rain that brings new life.

Except for all of the different feelings.

Except for all the things you do

That make you the you

I wish I knew.


Like the rainstorm that
Touches canyons

As canyons touch the rain

T
hat touches branches that are
Touching breezes

That touch everything the same.


I can see you in
Different Colors

That come out in your name.

I don’t know you though
When you’re hiding,

And I don’t think I’m to blame.


Except for something that says I need you

Like the rain that brings new life.

Except for all of the different feelings.

Except for questions in the night

Like what should I do?
I wish I knew………