Wednesday, October 22, 2014

emotional stones




emotional stones
litter the beach
disregarded hearts
and broken dreams
waiting
for the liberation
of new tides

emotional stones
lay bare
shattered shells
the shards of might-have-beens
and tattered weeds
of omission

emotional stones
dull in their exposure
await the glossing tears
the rough tumbling
of the sea

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In the dark



In the dark
the souls of candles
drive back
sinister shadows.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Open



Open,
unread in the unquiet of silence,
gold leaf words -
a book of entrancement
casts its spell
that is not spells,
of magic
that is not magic
Light
that is not light
and Life
that is not life.
We await
the Amen
not
the
abracadabra.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ever with me

They are ever with me
iron clad and clanking
shiny on the outside
rusty blood within.
They bring spears and swords
and for sport
they prod me with pikes
and jibe with halberd.
They are raucous with their insults
and their battle cries,
they are nameless in anonymous armour.
But they announce their allegiance
with their coat of arms
and sin is their name.
This crowded battle ground
is littered
with their kin -
an angel army
carries my flag.