Rükkehrunruhe

“Rükkehrunruhe: the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness – to the extent you have to remind yourself it happened at all” – John Koenig’s Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Beautiful disaster

Swept up in a sandstorm 

Masking the oasis

That kept me there

In your presence 

Of sensations 

And emotions

That can only be expressed 

In song

Because words

Are too flat

And emotionless to tell the sorrow

Of how we got there

And what took place

In vivid color

That set the sky ablaze

Inadvertently, but oh, so beautifully

We danced until the smoke filled our lungs

Ignoring the sirens 

Waiting only for the next opportunity to seize 

I saw you

But your face is blank now

Jagged edges

I swam in that luxurious pool

But its walls are dry

I soaked in the sun that begged me to stay

Now the earth has cracked 

As that cloaked intruder overstayed his welcome

Pictures are just images of a moment that past

Black will be white

And color will be three dimensional

In the end 

Everything fades

So I trace over lines 

In my skin

Feeling what happened 

With blood 

Scars are memories too

It’s hard to remember if they were

Good or bad

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