Daffodil Queen

All or nothing on a bright afternoon Crowns of daffodils, each fanning out in glorious green and heavy with ivory yellow blossoms Juxtaposed against hedges kept just so, those bushes that long to be free while locked in a manicured cage, the daffodils dance Nestled neatly by the ordinary house which, while offered as perfection, are proof of a querulous life — somehow restless in … Continue reading Daffodil Queen

Betrayal

Below the city’s cobblestones, it shifted, restless and hungry Its assault knew no bounds I never saw it coming Intent on satisfying a lust for chaos, it lingered in the night calling my name And I, already astray on tumultuous seas, sought refuge on its false oasis, believing its promise of safety Its lighthouse, sweeping lights spewing gentle rage, deceived this lonely sailor desperately grasping … Continue reading Betrayal

Defying Winter

When the view from everyday life is overwhelming and the familiar becomes strange I long to feel the sun burning my tender skin again, just to feel alive When the same street below is vacant and dreary and the cold seeps in, somehow penetrating shuttered windows and closed doors, and the only sound is suffocating  silence… Silence… I slip and fall Silence…as treacherous as that … Continue reading Defying Winter

Twilight

When the rising winds blow and sweep away the setting sun twilight comes calling transforming landscapes to leave promises in fallen shadows As day becomes night and that star in the western sky dies, smoldering like a swarm of iron sparks, regret shatters the fading light like hammer blows on a crystal prism Before the dark hands of midnight close around the throat of the … Continue reading Twilight