October 31, 2011

Colors are Transmissions

“colors are transmissions”
    you said
“transmissions from somewhere else”
you always crave transmissions
from somewhere else
shortwave radio broadcasts
rife with the chi of center earth
public access television
from deep in a rainforest
snippets of exotic musics
  raining down
  dust from the stars . . .

you sit tucked into a corner
your face pressed against a small window
wanting another street
          magical, luminescent

you would leave your room, go
  down into that gray street,
have someone stake you bus fare,
  if only you knew where to go

No comments: