Joyelle Osburn

Rookie (1976 / Tennessee)

Not Here - Poem by Joyelle Osburn

I am not here.
my eyes reflect the sky
and bleed tears of constellations
as I sweep through this planet
with a grin of uncertainty
that these wings may
only last one more day.
as restraint cracks the surface
of the core,
lava melts my
translucent mind.


Comments about Not Here by Joyelle Osburn

  • (4/22/2005 7:54:00 PM)

    This is exactly the kind of poetry the world never sees enough of. Transcendent. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: sky



Poem Submitted: Friday, April 8, 2005



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]