I can’t wait by Darryl Price

for romance to be accepted as the natural order of things. for the stars to reveal
their white hearts to us. for trees to finally move a little faster and join us. we are after

all causing the earth to die. lucky for us death is different for her. it is not a sleep.and
is not melting away. it is coming back to life from blackness, from stillness. we

are the only ones who want forever to be forever. everything else is finding new ways
to dance among the stones. the sun is not an only child. it loves right through the

night. its morning is connected to each morning. that’s better than forever. we’ve
always only had each other. but the shadows who make the illusions that bind us here

would much rather we spend our days cowering under the roots
of a gnarled sky than pitch a tent and celebrate that it’s raining. you know.you’ve

always known.

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8 responses to “I can’t wait by Darryl Price

  1. “the sun is not an only child. it loves right through the night.” awww, darryl. wonderful.

  2. I am becoming such a fan of your poetry. Wonderful.

  3. Al McDermid

    This is so beautiful, especially ‘we are the only ones who want forever to be forever. everything else is finding new ways to dance among the stones.’

  4. Michelle Ong

    Lovely use of language, especially “for the stars to reveal their white hearts to us.”

  5. Ryder

    “we are the only ones who want forever to be forever. everything else is finding new ways
    to dance among the stones.” wow. love it.

  6. so powerful. thanks. don’t know where to start quoting, really, but still stunned by the end: “you know. you’ve always known.”

  7. The first line and the last pull me the most, but everything betwixt carries its own weight and more. Peace…

  8. Pingback: Week #14 – I can’t wait « 52|250 A Year of Flash

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