Maybe I will write something sweet.
Maybe I will kiss your slumbering mouth, touch tongue to lip and sing of the taste of honey. It would be light as air cotton sheets and bare feet. It would be nectar to aching tongues and water to the disbelieving. I would spin sugar into words and paint meadows on naked chests. I would dip my fingers into wading pools of hope and wash them over blank canvas, let the dripping acrylic tell stories of tomorrows with eternal sunshine. I would take molds of happiness and press my laughing mouth against the fold of the envelope as I send it onward into the great beyond.
Maybe I will write something bitter.
Maybe I will carve my heart straight from my poet chest, dissect the veins and put it on display. It would be raw and ugly pulsing and grotesque with truth dripping from each and every flourish and curve. I could stuff my fist into the gaping black hole of my chest and grit my teeth, write of the pain that turns my vision black and causes my gums to bleed. It would reek of reality and each pain carved under the pressure of my pen will attest to the passion of every syllable and every word.
Maybe I will write something true.
Maybe I will wake and rip the yin and the yang from my life and press each like a stamp to the corner of every page. Maybe I will learn to trap shadow and light in the finepoint of my pen and capture them on canvas and bark. It will make no sense, be a contradiction that, ultimately, destroys itself. Audiences will tilt their head and ponder, touch chin, touch cheek and be unsure of whether they have been touched at all. They will wonder at the lies wonder of the soul who ripped the fabric from heaven and earth to sew a new world. The audacity, the imagination, the confusion the lies.
But, again, they won't understand, so maybe I won't write at all.