Monday, 16 May 2011

remind me

remind me
of who i am and why i exist
explain why summer came
hot and full of promise
then left
without saying goodbye
now the wood fire relit
the logs burn like my dreams
crackling, burning fierce
destruction by flame

remind me
of who i should be today
for fragments of myself
drift out and upwards
broken from the whole
and i so fear
that i shall lose my core
left to wander in the unknowing
the twilight of the forlorn
never again whole

Copyright © 2011 by Eryll Oellermann

Thursday, 5 May 2011

this moment

i will never qualify for sainthood
there is too much of the wild in me
too much wanting and wishing
accompanied by an unwillingness
to wait for any damn thing
i am so far from perfect
and yet in some way grateful
for the imperfections which define me
the world and her abundant bounty
will always beckon me, calling the wild
run hard, breathe deep and understand
that tomorrow is the unknown
today, this moment, is all i have

Copyright © 2011 by Eryll Oellermann