DESTRUCTION by Neeli Cherkovski

For Leonard Cohen

I wish we didn’t have to kill
The sunlight and
The ocean tides
I wish we could walk
Alongside the animals
And build Cabins
In the mirror
But we’re drawn
To fair destruction,

I wish this trail
Led over the high peak
And narrowed
In the gorge
We would camp
Alongside the sequoia
And draw water birds
On our dream scenes
Like Goya in the
Dark paintings
But we’re drawn
To fair destruction

I wish those trees
Would stop talking
In cruel and ruthless
Voices and our
Language would return
To the tidal ponds
Before they are gone
We might build a carnival
Of handsome losers
Who live to lie in sand
But we’re drawn
To fair destruction

I wish Orion would
Come indoors and curl
His white and brown
Body here where we
Meditate between
Loss and pure praise
Under the moon of
Thieves and grand
Deceives who only
Rise to cut men down

We need loathe
Only those who cheapen
Light and curse night
But we’re drawn
To fair destruction

Nov 13, 2016

One Response to “DESTRUCTION by Neeli Cherkovski”

  1. RIP Leonard Cohen. Great tribute.

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