There is peace in the silence in the mind I can’t think,thick impervious screen of distance from reality From you,with good reason I won’t embrace the light because you won’t reflect it back at me I look at the dissatisfied face of yours Unhappy with your knees Your kith and kin Always dispensing warmth  as… Continue reading

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Play Dead,Spider.

There's a faint voice that beckons me  The flickering reflex of a spider that died For there's an inner demon that haunts me  And silences the child inside  Flesh  Blood  Sweat  Lymph  And a ghostly grip of an unknown past  Cloaks me and chokes me Arms outstretched,it stops me Like a shadow receding into the… Continue reading Play Dead,Spider.

Grace

Sweet Succinct Short  My aching fingers traced the tapered ends of the tattered piece of paper The ink was black  Some letters fainter than the rest  Perhaps the quilt had a problem    The letter was written in a jovial tone  Jocund Carefree  Unfettered  But there was something about the way the tail of some… Continue reading Grace

Un-fetter

There's a gnawing pain  That dances in cinders  Whirling in chains  The dance of the fire  To the blood drum  An ember unchained  Inching its way to the mouth of the furnace  Soot  Smoke  Tar  Does it make its way out?  That is not for me to say.

Red

There's a constant buzzing inside my head I can't swat it  This buzzing traces the ends of my brain cells and travels to the tips of my loose strands of hair  They hang loosely  Not in expectation of you  But in the weariness of your presence  You're weighing me down with your fetters  The hand,the… Continue reading Red