This Voice, Swallowed by the Sky

water ripplesThis voice, this half-formed entity,

a fractured alchemy

between what is let go

and the unknown it would follow

one voice, one horizon, not amplified

but swallowed by the sky.

Akin to water, it seeks fissures,

filling cracks where it empties rivers.

Where the wind meets the waves

there is no division.

Where precision meets what you change

there’s another revision.

The moon was the only light

in a sky of blindness,

there’s no direction given.

A lost cause to lingering questions,

this voice, a puncture point in the abyss,

swims in bliss, dreams it is borderless,

like a star trailing off and incoherent,

it is moving where you can no longer hear it.

This breath, tiny and drowned out

in auditorium vastness

in the ceilings of night

that capsize all ambition,

disappearing like coins

in the hands of the magician.

A disembodied voice rippling to the far shore,

another turn in Charon’s oar

reveals the gleaming obols

from the moon’s folklore.

Joining the masquerade of clouds,

this breath hung between lines

as if on a highwire

that is pulled across the sky

to soak up what is left of the light,

this voice that illuminates the night.

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4 thoughts on “This Voice, Swallowed by the Sky

  1. I’m rooting for the voice. The way I interpret your poem is that the voice is your voice your words and they serve you well at times and you are hopeful as “it illuminates the night:. But you also seem overwhelmed by the vastness of the world and its meaning “a lost cause of lingering questions” . I’m probably way off with my interpretation but its how I see it. Thanks Dom.

    • domtakis says:

      Thanks for your interpretation Pete, you’re more spot on than you know, I like to see it that way. Also the voice somehow as its own separate entity, free and without restraint, it can fill you momentarily but you can never grasp it for long nor contain it.

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