Poetry

By

Rick Davis

 

 

moving through anger

 

 

enough is enough –

lightning splits open sky

 

as i stumble in rage

walking out from shadows

 

drowning in frustration

swimming aimlessly

 

inside a cave of skin

but, you are here –

 

you are my medicine –

the healing of wounds,

 

still, i cleave to rage –

the hot sky screams with planes

 

but with your love

my angst will fade

 

and our love, as stylized fountains,

showers us playfully –

 

little owl in the morning oak,

without rage, without resentment –

 

where is your happiness?

so for a night

 

i was consumed in fire –

it gets old to be continually bruised.

 

but deep in the glance

of your silver-blue eyes

 

and these written words

my pulse slows

 

and i become wind,

and look at my anger

 

like a shadow floating

inside a shadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coping with chronic pain

 

 

pain in my

abdomen —

mysterious

and gnawing

 

crushes my peace…

tests are normal —

perhaps it is just

the degenerative

disc disease

 

but the pressure

like a lead weight

causes hands

to sweat

and like a

dehydrated man

seeking water

 

i need it to stop.

 

Then, i release

and detach

 

floating inward

in warm sky.

 

this is

who i really am.

 

Freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rick-davis

Rick Davis

Rick (Richard) Davis is married and lives in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and grandchild. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and has completed several graduate programs. He has published over 600 poems.

One thought on “Poetry

  1. The subtle changes in lines segueing from the thunderous forces of ravaging pain into a peaceful respite of the human touch as pain relief is so visibly and beautifully captured in “Moving Through Anger” and the “Coping With Chronic Pain” suggests to me, despairing moans meeting crossroads of sorts whether it be accepting an imminent demise or a healthy dose of analgesia or quite simply an undeniably strong willed individual battling mind over matter and physical pain.; either way a freedom and I’m not going to assume any which one it may be. These are powerfully amazing magnetic pieces to read.

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