Resolution

Haunted by this uncertain feeling I dream of running, running away Visions of another life, revealing   And so I teeter on the edge, kneeling Finding purchase on glass bridges as they sway Haunted by this uncertain feeling   A future reflected in canyons below… calling, squealing Released from confines of expectations, I stray Visions of another life, revealing   Walking in shadows and slowly … Continue reading Resolution

Without Fear

Couldn’t be more different from the space where she found refuge Landing in a world of polished beauty, hers was delicate In that place of obvious strength, hers was subtle While their beauty was celebrated in colors and shine, hers held golden memories Still, they surrounded her in a welcoming embrace appreciating the symbiosis diversity brings unafraid of the sting of the unknown In her … Continue reading Without Fear

One

Crafted in delicate layers, luscious notes of creativity intertwine, pulling writer and reader together and for a moment, a fleeting moment, they are one As the writer creates worlds and stories, drawn from some magical place within, characters come to life, breathing passion onto each page, and for a moment they are one In an act that is by definition solitary, tales are told and … Continue reading One

A Writer’s Journey

Slipping loose from the daily routine she embarked on a journey of reckless endangerment to empower the voices that lived in her head Stepping outside that comfort zone she banned kindness and embraced sins of the past if only to provide a fresh perspective Digging deep into the grimy landscapes of her subconscious she sought inspiration from ghosts that haunted her memories seeking a new … Continue reading A Writer’s Journey

The Artist

She lived on the edges, shadow dancing in negative spaces Although she was chary of trying anything unfamiliar her waldosia helped her find faith Sometimes, that smiling face in the crowd provided enough aether to alter perspectives She prowled in the dark exploring blindly, trusting intuition Although she’d grown accustomed to this solitary life her faith helped her find hope Sometimes, that hushed voice rising … Continue reading The Artist

Breaking Clocks

In a world devoid of color, she labored daily punching a time-clock that measured each moment in a monochrome slide, driving her further into the ground Burying aspiration, slaughtering ambition in the factory of broken dreams Like a makeshift reaper gathering a bouquet of dead blossoms, each shift mocked a life that could have been Her ashen skin too fragile from years spent within windowless … Continue reading Breaking Clocks

Beloved

I hear your voice phantom whispering in the night holds the darkness, chases the light Keeps me locked in this prison of grief I track lonely hours weary minutes that are infinite scrapes my soul, steals relief Keeps me tangled in this web of misery I feel the emptiness powerful entity that supersedes life itself orchestrates leaden hands, directs empty intentions Keeps me submerged in this … Continue reading Beloved

Autumn Fire

When the sun sets low in the afternoon sky and the world is painted with brushes dipped in blood red and gilded edges the solitary grackle glides between purple shadows The slow fires emerging on the horizon can’t be doused nor quieted, only muted by the furious rain that washes away warmth that was Summer As the scent of woodsmoke fills the air and whiskey … Continue reading Autumn Fire

Shop of Dreams

He’s the shopkeeper of dreams trying to provide a leg up and a bit of courage to those afraid to do more than peer in the window Meeting her nervous smile with his own warm grin he invites her in Look around, he says, everything you need is here, the sky’s the limit She peruses the stacked shelves and gathers a boxes labeled Courage, Support, … Continue reading Shop of Dreams

Let It Burn

Sometimes I set my world on fire just to watch it burn The conflagration, that cleansing flame, reduces everything to ash until nothing is left except the spark that gave birth to the blaze Sometimes I destroy walls around my city just to watch them fall The rubble, that beautiful ruin, reduces everything to the sum of its pieces until nothing is left except the … Continue reading Let It Burn

Life Invested

It whispers in the background Static, a constant companion Biding its time patiently waiting to strike And when the moment comes… When you draw your final breath alone in the middle of the night Will satisfaction be yours? Did you color outside the lines to create a masterpiece of your own design with all the broken pieces? Did you answer the call when beauty beckoned, … Continue reading Life Invested