Knowledge Deceives

overlapping ripples

Knowledge  Deceives

If I don’t know North,

I panic. I know the shade

of cedar and willow.

I know the mood

of your eyes.

I know the purr of cat

pleases more than an engine.

I know nothing.

If the sky is blue,

Soon rain will come.

If summer scorches,

I wait for winter.

I know everything.

I trust nothing.

I trust I do not know.

Knowing shifts.

What was black and white

now flips the yin to yang.

My heroes fade

with new facts.

I know Orion, reach

my arms to Casseopeia.

I silently correct

your grammar.

I could be wrong.

I know nothing.

I am curious about

everything.

If I know you,

you impact my life.

The ripples in our

mutual pond

intertwine.

I know gratitude.

~C.J. Prince

©2015

DAY 19: Lady Ravenous Regrets

girl-in-moonlight

Lady Ravenous Regrets

She plucks a deuce of stars

from the blanket of night,

slips them into her azure eyes.

Before the moon vanishes,

trapped in fast dreaming,

she spins down on mossy

midnight grass,

gasps, empty of dripping

memories,

barren as a virgin.

The universe spits no more stars.

She stole the crack in the universe,

feels the void.  Everything

is absent.  Without night fire,

there is no day.

Regrets stick like radical

burrs , villains

on her hem.  No

charms to dismiss remorse.

~C.J. Prince

©2015