Sunday Service

Sunday Service: Dorothea Lasky Poem

The Hermit

I was quiet
As I went
Down the road
By the ocean

I was quiet
Or I wasn’t
You didn’t know me
You didn’t care

I was a unicorn
On a lonely road
And the sky
Was green, pink
And purple

Lonely yellow stars
Hung by the balustrades
And the moon was gel-like
Petty, and forgotten

Did we kiss, or fuck
I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know anymore

I know the blue
Of the evening
Was lush-dark
And that the moon lit its face
On my road

What I’ve come to look for
I don’t see
What I’ve come to find
I don’t see anymore

Still you walk
Ten steps ahead of me
In the foreground
I can almost see
Your cloak

Will you turn around
Will you turn around
No you do not care
How I wander

All the things
I wanted
The other time
When the sky was mist

I don’t want
I don’t want
I don’t want anymore

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She can be found online here:

This poem was inspired by The Hermit card of the tarot deck

December 9th, 2012 / 11:00 am
Sunday Service

One Comment

  1. Jackson Nieuwland

      This is fantastic