JAMARTLONDON - jenny (jennifer) meehan

jenny meehan lyrical abstractiion british,contemporary painting english romantic abstraction. surrey south west london visual artist christian abstract modern painting sacred

Grave Yard Glimmers

The Grave Yard Glimmers

 

 

 

Under grey ground

 

my shattered self, recovered

 

crept gentle, back to the moment

 

when

 

a younger me-child

 

within

 

Summer holiday sunshine

 

discovered

 

picking, glass, stones, off graves

 

was an open treasure chest.

 

Even while the body laid low…

 

sighing with relief…

 

anticipating release…

 

for each passing moment.

 

 

 

Simple time steps.

 

One strand of self to

 

reflect

 

back to me.

 

 

 

Porous ceramic spreads moisture

 

Yet only a shadow

 

touches

 

meeting edges

 

I am sorry that I left, and still sometimes leave

 

these parts of me behind.

 

 

 

Much later,  my rape was a vacation of another kind.

 

 

 

I hover, momentarily, over my body

 

unable to take in, even in  consciousness

 

the un-do- able

 

which was done.

 

 

 

It takes years to cry.

 

And bodies lie under the floor

 

even in houses.

 

 

 

Light still

 

makes glimmers

 

Glimmers in eyes

 

meeting.

 

Glimmers in finding

 

pieces

 

all broken

 

but beautiful.

 

 

 

l hold hope, for you

 

my friend, and myself

 

on dream-like, flattened

 

slates… to write all over

 

a past story, a new one…

 

 

 

We wash the silver ore, and smelt it

 

in the smiles of those we love.

 

 

 

Jenny Meehan

 

August 2018

grave yard glimmers poem mosaicweb

The Grave Yard Glimmers Mosaic, 2018 accompanies the poem "The Grave Yard Glimmers"

Jenny Meehan