falling/if time could recall love

Born on the dry insolence of sunlight and the oftenness of footsteps
Mistakes resume the echo of pain crunching under souls like feet
And our eyes heavy with the dew of morning faith
Salute love like death in poetry.
These countless links between us bare the cruelty of being
And hinge on the cold winds brushing over our ears with the breath of dusk and the
Words that unite us under the clouds waiting to be plucked like pearls from the sky.
There are growing noises from afar
Streams of words better left unsaid
Men melt their shame with crackling grins
And women nail the treachery of their own flesh like an opaque riddle.
The hearts between us stir us like noise
And the glimmers between us light the arches
Guiding us through days trembling with fear, with loneliness and scorched souls
Through the darkness of night.
Yet, tonight, our lips are sealed, like wounded fish,
We only tremble at the pitfalls of unity all around us.
And forget the human aspect of falling.

***

Time breaks behind the eyes of
All the things we know
All the griefs from long ago
All the exoduses from our lives turned to engravings thrown
Hastily in hidden and burnt leaflets
Hurled off of rooftops as echoes whispered beneath raised fists
Clasped in the comets that you and I have named.
Housed inside the starry advice travels the wind as it rounds us
And replies
Remember that we were once strangers
And time smiles as it remembers us

Arash Daneshzadeh


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