Casey Rock

Rookie (March 9 1987 / Denver)

Porch Lights - Poem by Casey Rock

I (usually)
leave at two to hear the treasured sound
of sneakers on asphalt framed in the melody
of your voice, unspoken, flowing, gorgeous

The cold helps remind me that I am still here
and that maybe there is more to life than
survival.
As I exist in this parallel universe
I leak with joy at letting all the nonsense
dropp away

because there is no boredom
because that old frustration is nonexistent and I am free to
think of you!

That smile would make even Neruda speechless, so
-needless to say-
I am choked
muted
at the mere, breathtaking thought of it.
My hands are still warm where you touched them,
which helps tonight because I forgot my gloves.

Maybe join me?
because I need to share this with a friend who enjoys a cold night
without porch lights.
Maybe sit with me?
on this black street, basking in the orange glow as
my heart swells until I move
because I can't see the stars.

Laying in the wet grass of elementary schools
allows no thoughts
except that my hands are warm and Pablo can't write a word.


Comments about Porch Lights by Casey Rock

  • (7/23/2005 9:12:00 AM)

    beautiful.
    wonder if you sent this to her?
    wonder whether she joined you?
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  • (7/19/2005 4:36:00 PM)

    I really liked this poem...a lot! Great stuff. I'm impressed with this and plan on looking at your other poems. I wouldn't change a thing! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2005 6:37:00 PM)

    I loved this just as it is. It still has a raw and fresh feel to it which you might lose if you play around it too much. Perfect as is, to me :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 2, 2005


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