Chasing Jupiter

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Her inspiration flitted away one day
Without saying goodbye
Little did he know the price she’d pay
To wait for him till she die

And so Venus crosses the skies
It’s Jupiter that she seeks
The universe looks on and sighs
At the weary pace she keeps

Goddess of love and fire
We watch her brightly burn
Trailing her one desire
Eternally shall she churn

God of lighting and storm
Most beautiful in her sight
A loss to forever mourn
Her cries ring through the night

Then, For just a moment they will meet
A blinding vision to behold
For a moment she’ll find what she seeks
Never to have and never again to hold.
-LM Jones

The Joy and the Sting

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“Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life”

I remember a song that defined my youth

I knew the truth of it even then

And the symphony glides over my skin

Silken tendrils gently encasing heart

Where bitter thorn is pressed 

“It stings.” I whimper

Ah, but there’s no separating the joy and the sting

This I have learned

Behind closed lids I can see

 The colors of the symphony

As they dance and swirl, roll and flicker

Slowly fingers rise to the melody 

Conductors in their own right

There’s no resisting the bitter and the sweet

The joy and the sting

And so, 

My body moves to the rhythm 

It sways 

I accept

And roll with this symphony called life.

-LM Jones

(Quote: bittersweet symphony by The Verve.)

Floating

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One day
I slowly melted away
Into the roots of an angel tree
You see?

The sky
So red, as I said goodbye
Flowing with the living sap
No map.

So drunk
Overwhelming joy, to be in the trunk
moving through swaying branches to dance with leaves
I cleave.

I float
Among silvery petals, wearing their moonlight coat
Tree soul (or leech) as I draw strength and delight from her marrow
And sorrow.

-LM Jones