Winter Doldrums

  As night arrives on the wings of ravens black and unforgiving winter’s chill settles in my bones like broken glass I retreat Within my inner sanctum age creeps slowly layer upon layer like the blankets that surround me Alone and frail succumbing to isolation without a promise of reprieve burdens carve lines in once tender skin I hibernate Silent voices whisper words not meant … Continue reading Winter Doldrums

With Hope

truth silenced in the confessional   rumor of prayer rumor of mercy   she does not speak of nightmares instead she paints the sky   truth established in tradition   rumor of meandering boundaries rumor of desiccated trust   she does not speak of crossed lines instead she watches eagles fly   truth scorched in layers of disbelief   rumor of auspicious intentions rumor of … Continue reading With Hope

Fear As Enemy

How did I get here?   My heartbeat keeps pace with the sound of my shoes slapping across a dusty road as I try to silence this quiet sense of dread Something’s not right Something’s coming   I run   Immersed in moonlit madness your voice rings petulant in my ears With disgust, I recall what we discussed Something’s not right Something’s coming   Run, … Continue reading Fear As Enemy