Suspended in clouds.

Suspended in clouds

Those icy cottons run through your fingers

They are soft like the wind

But they hold you gentler than any wind


They way they hold you

They hold you like a mother

Like a lover

Their words are leaves slowly changing colour


Everything is so splendid

The sun is bright but it doesn’t hurt your eyes

Beneath you, it is raining

But you are

Suspended in clouds

You hear the raindrops collide with earth

Each tiny drop building on top of another

Like nature’s popcorn


The sky is dark

But you are suspended

In clouds

Floating, like an astronaut in space

Spinning, spinning

You’re up in the sky

Suspended in clouds


But how is it that

Your heart is just as grey

The vastness around you brings out that inevitable void

An unexpected emptiness

A tired expression

Cold, pale hands shivering imperceptibly

The world rotates around you


Your mouth is closed

A song stuck in your throat

Dissolves into black ink


Leaking out of your pores in slow motion

While you are

Suspended in clouds


Except now you’re surrounded by black silky ribbons

The light shines through and rests on your skin

Makes you sad

That liquid song still leaking out of you

The world beneath you is still raining

There might have been the sound of thunder

But you can’t hear anything

Can’t feel anything except

Yourself disappearing

Fading away


While you are

Suspended in clouds.




  1. Kim · October 28, 2010

    Thanks so much for dropping by. I was having a dreamy mood yesterday, and thus this poem.

  2. Carol Ann Hoel · October 27, 2010

    Sounds like a dream, like emotions carrying one’s spirit away into the clouds. Your verse expertly creates an ethereal mood of amazement that turns dark. Like a mother, like a lover. All is well until the sky is dark. After that, the mood morphs slowly into an uncomfortable feeling of absence, loss. Great writing! Blessings to you…

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