She drifted, seeking, and then she saw.
2004 SLAM prompt. Use a Bible Quotation to write your poem.
I floated through strange cities.
But the sun would always dip,
And fade away before I looked.
So I fled toward the West
Out where the palm trees
Massaged a swollen sky.
I noticed him standing there
At the corner of sunshine
On Hollywood and Vine.
So I opened wide my heart,
And I fed him summer pearls.
He ate them and fizzled out.
All the streets were empty
Though they sparkled bright
With a hundred colored banners,
But I only searched for sunbeams,
Since light had once more fled.
Heart-torn, I wept often in the dark,
One day another glow appeared
Far brighter than the first,
It made the palm trees sway.
But Hollywood and Vine
Is no place to search for light,
For it rips stars to shreds.
Kicking sand, I met a clothman
Who sang me golden psalms,
Then gave me dreams and riddles.
And afterward he brought me
To the gate, the gate facing east,
Then finally I saw -- the shining light of day.
Afterward he brought me to the gate, the gate facing east.