we stand as strangers

adelaide2

Later this week I’ll put up a full set of words and some images from the Landscape of Desire installation we curated in Adelaide last week – this is just a taster…

We stand as strangers in the landscape
among the rocks and the dirt
and the salt from a long forgotten sea.

Holding tight to the edges of our lives
for fear of losing them to the horizon,
for fear we will no longer know where we end
and the vast unknown begins.

Holding close to what we used to be sure of
for fear that if we let go
there will be nothing
no-one
and nowhere.

And we search ourselves for a heartbeat
prodding our souls with memory and dream
in the hope to awaken desire
and in the absence of that,
pain;

Just to know we are alive,
Just to know that we are here.