Poetry

Best in show

Put on the costume and the character is created. An illusion of strength buttoned up in a uniform of black. Watch as the scripted lie burns away the ink, and sincerity sings for an audience who cannot hear its intention. The performer is a master of their craft but the scene will unravel the thread until all …

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Poetry

Awake

Watch as sleepy eyes flutter between dreams and reality.   Watch as harsh melodies full of sticky intent tangles themselves on delight.  Watch as worlds struggle to escape gravities pull towards a collision they cannot prevent.  Watch as pain lines the skin clinging to bone.  Watch as the fantasy grows dark and life takes hold.  Now watch as the real adventure …

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Poetry

Close Up Shop

A smile hangs across her skin,  an expression that is mimicked. Light beams from her eyes, a reflection that is blinding. Within darkness lurks an invisible force waiting impatiently for its delivery.   With eager hand’s, it tightens on the reins. The rope bleeds poison, all strength is lost. It seeps through every vein overwhelming the soul, all will is lost.  What is …

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Poetry

Take flight

I try to hold my ground but they fight my will. A secret flutter inside the cage, the evidence of weakness. All it takes is a swift charge towards life’s opportunities. Scared of the release but the lock is broken and the swarm is free. Wings soar around the living , following the footsteps of those still trapped inside. …

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Poetry

Way Station

Exiting the threshold, covered in fresh autumn air. The Feeling of a journey paused but not ended. Pulled away from the greener pastures and told it was just a lie.  Struggling to stay still under a moving surface, to fast to catch every shape, the image of a spinning wheel turning over inside the mind.  To stop …

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