Ash

Deep dark ash

Soot-stained sleepers

Once proud timbers

Tasted the sweet acid kiss

 

True and straight

Fashioned with pain

Pounded through grit

 

Each splintered edge

Piercing my skin

Hedging my path

 

Monument of age

Vision of the past

Soot-stained sleepers

Deep dark ash

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Arrow

Look at the murderous light

Such unforgiving flint

Where eyes stare

And hearts rust

Paid in grains of sand

For arrows fly

Heavy as stone

Glistening in the suns glare

Piercing the empty tree.

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Arms

These hands catch my tears

These hands who knew no sin

Bruised

Discolored

Ruptured veins

Anchored with nails

These arms hold my joy

These arms welcome me home

For all the lost

To embrace

This love knows the wait is over

This love sings the song of mercy.

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Unity

I came to the razor’s edge

I felt the softness of your breath

Swirling. ebbing, tide,

Beyond blackness

Rivers of violent creation

This velvet ice of silent streets.

 

I came to offer tears of unity

In shafts of glowing light

Before exposed desire

Shards of shadows

Rippling mirrors of silver eyes

Sinking deep into black satin sheets.

 

I came to pay

Forgive me

And as the rhythm of rain

Pulsed tumbling expectations

For wisdom was kept for another day

When we embraced secret dreams.

 

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Armour

Golden from the light of the courtyard

Shinning in the face of time

No silence explains

No faceless words

Inherited in fierce hearts

We shade our eyes

And release the sun.

 

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Ark

It is a whispered space

My marble vigil

Where sunlight’s shadows dance

On empty stone cloisters

An angel waits transfixed on a walled garden

And I shift effortlessly into summer

Under a doomed roof

She cries bathed in soft air

What does she see?

Staring from forlorn eyes

Scribbling hands with pure intention

Tears fall on the soft, caramel carpet

For it is time

To depart this whispered space.

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Power

Rhythms pulse with ancient ripples

Secrets shared in thunder’s domain

As polarized flashes light endless night

And silence rests in our acceptance

Try not to breathe

Try not to fall

As memories erupt from chaos

And cloudy regrets whisper sins

Every shard

Falls like water into sand

And turns liquid before my eyes

I never thought of the cost

As your power shines inside my mind.

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Architect

Catch your breath in an invisible stranglehold

For pain wears a heavy velvet cloak

Empty words

Empty hours

Time lies in vaults

Written on hills

A sonnet that never rhymes

A picture we cannot explain.

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Anthem

Her knitting needles clicked away

In time

To the music

 

Hard of hearing

With a shawl around her head

 

Unperturbed

Unfailing regularity

 

Every click

Rang out

A relentless anthem of time

That captivated my heart.

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Night Looks Like Day

Twisting, glowing, melting,

Trapped in silent shadows

I am calm, within desire

Dark sacred seeds,

Taunt me.

In this world there is no light,

For night looks like day.

I am invisible,

I am unnoticed,

Patterns swirl around me

Shinning white light

Shielding me from fear

Kissing loves reflection.

I am a candle,

A single flame,

Consuming the void,

Dancing in an echo of peace.

I am a message written in the sand.

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