In Another World

When shadows overlap, they merge to become darker, denser. That’s what we see, at least. But what if in another world, their merging created a story; something deep and meaningful. What if, even for the briefest of moments, somewhere out there something magical happens when two shadows meet. So maybe, just maybe, in another world,…

Lepers

Prompt: Gargoyles, Cathedral, Architecture For when the bells of iron chime Then on to the cathedral Do they move along the streets to fall in line Stop they, all the tearful toil Standing cold and idle Not a shift or sidle – rigid as gargoyles With given words of ashen lecture Symbols of compassion Worn…

Ring

In the snow where rings of promise Fall from fingers frail Words of winters bleak admonish; Ripping through our sails In the leaves of ashes weeping Tears of golden dreams As we lie, abashed and sleeping Daring not to scream With our words on pages blurring Faded from the flares Of the light of candles…

Her and Me

I can’t be Who you want me to be I am not her I am only me I am not docile Can’t live on my knees Can’t humble myself Can’t beg pretty please Been slapped in the face Learned not to be weak Don’t lean on anyone Stand alone on my feet Can’t hold on…

Kneel

Held to something jagged Where the edges rake and steal away The image growing ragged Where the hands, no longer tender, start to rip and peel the clay So lovingly created Out of dissonance or real dismay What never was elated Punctuated by the actions speaking louder every day I finally hear the echo That…