Burning Man – Temple Poem

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Burning man
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Tendrils of the temple                                                                                                                                   8/24/11

It’s been a long fucking week
longer for some
than others
this week
one friend died
a friend lost her dad
several friends
will not make it home
back into the dust
but we will burn for them
and we will burn
things for them
and ideas
and burdens
and the shit of our lives
 

One hundred twenty feet of temple
will reach
with red tendrils
up into the darkened heavens
and give back all of these
to whence they came
tornados of dust
and fire
will take away our pain
and the wind will come
as it always does
and blow the calm
and the peaceful
back into our lives
that’s why I go

 

 

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