This poem and short film is based on a runaway thought. A girl wakes up, tired from always experiencing life in her dreams and decides to walk. Walking away from her everyday life in search of her dreams in full-color. It is in fact the act of walking that is hardest, for we often come to the conclusion that life will in fact live for us. We believe that things will just “fall into place”, that our problems will eventually “poof!” and disappear. We forget how big this universe is and how many people,places, and miles we’ve yet to walk about. I too, sometimes, forget to simply walk.
“The room grew quiet and empty this morning.
Drifted past traffic signals,
turned in places with no road.
The noise and air and city fell from your shoulders,
the sun now breathing, look.
There’s the roaring ship of being,
the light broke out against the shore.
Eyes like roses beaten petal red with seeing,
the demolition of the moon.
Past the buildings stripped to only gold
and the hanging romance novels of the dead,
hearing breaths unspoken
in fields of silent telegraph poles.
In the deep, the shallow and the rest,
A film collaboration with the incredible Christopher Hewitt. We Walk was shot in LA and is based on a new poem written by Brett Darling. The soundtrack is by Max Richter.