Somewhere Along the Lines

The early morning light was in her eyes, waking her gently, like many times before. The day is warming up her toes so she readjusts by pulling the blanket to her side. Every contour and delineating landscape of her body was as true as the lie she told herself upon seeing an old lover.  And the bending of the light from the window glass glared over her, so brightly and sincere, to remind her that she is alive for another day.

To endure, not for herself, but for those who cannot.

What power she possesses. And it couldn’t be any simpler than this – No coffee, nor morning kisses, just a glass of cold water, and that morning message from her phone to get her by.

She recreates the world before her, as she sees it in her dreams, asleep and awake.  Her hands oftentimes, beautifully stained by oil paint and charcoal.  Her heart is a mass made of Bukowski, Whitman, Plath, Hemingway and Neruda. Their words pour out of the openings of her mouth, and her delicate lips were chopped by heartaches and their promiscuity with literature.

Their muddled love affair with relevance.

She is a passerby, like the changing seasons, like summer and winter.  Travels a lot through the seas and the skies, in heart breaks and through each sad song and nighttime prayers.   She reminds herself again and again, that it is not for her, but for those who are barren and blind, for the lost who could not find north, for the unsung catalysts of our time, leaving behind footprints in the sand.

Her fingertips rally across to choose the best parchment paper, not in contention against the hands of time, but just to withstand for as long as.

Oh she is on her way, taking on the distance between her mind and her heart, shaking hands with new found friends and tasting the lips of other men.  No penance here, nor guilty trips, she is as bold and unrelenting, and yet remains gentle just the same.  A rose with its thorns, the dark that makes the moon brighter in the night.

As her hero steals the show, the crimson curtains fall feebly over his head. The act is nearly approaching its end, the audience was on the edge of their seats, hoping to be swooned.

He takes out his gun, the pistol given to him by his father before him. With an engraved dedication on its ivory grip beautifully written in script, he held it tighter as he crows,

“These Hands were clean empty, and yet we were robbed of our names still!  A claim undeniably ours, oh it must be I say!  One insignificant sacrifice is all it takes, and we are there, oh how close we are to the end, just a little while now, and this right here, everything, will be back to its rightful place.” He sneered in the pouring rain.

With great numbers, in the utmost imposing intentions, the strings were hit hard by the bows.  As minor notes instill chill and power, reinforced by the crashing thunders from the cymbals and the percussions, the organ, all the trumpets, horns and the saxophones had shaken the halls and reaching all corridors.

It was the world ending after all.

The master perspires, his sweat fly off like raging bullets on every turn of the head and in every swing of his arms.  He moved and instructed, measure after measure, note after note as if it was the last performance.

Beats, a long profound silence as she wondered about.

She slides back, widening the gaps between the fingertips and the keys.  Her chest was pounding, and her throat was a bit dry.

She turns to her side, looking out of the window, as she can hear the chirping from the trees.  The light of the morning sun is still in her eyes, the wind touching her face and the rivers of happiness flow in her hair.

The world was so clear.

along the lines

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