Into the dark of the depths Sapping and draining my breath Diving away from the light Vanish from surface’s sight Alone in my silent descent Away from the cries of repent But there at the bottom so still A new light my empty soul fill Listen
Complexity perplexes thee; simplicity, it vexes me. Eliciting complicitly abandonment so recklessly. Inadequate, inanimate, and sorely not compassionate. So poorly though, thought lordly though, soul-infecting contaminant. Sufficiently inhibiting the visiting of ministry. A symphony of imagery: your bigotry so vicious, see? Efficiently prohibiting the limits of soliciting. Not riveting, just dwindling and dulling of my […]
Thrown into the fire, and what remained was charred. Tossed onto the pyre, before the angel guard. Gold nor silver waiting; just dross consumed by flame. Fining pot ablating, now only ash remain. Dust lay still and silent, untouched by trump or key. Arm of flesh not stirring, no tongue or bow-ed knee. Then a […]
Stealing from a beggar’s hat to donate to a mall. Taking from a refugee to toss around a ball. Empt’ing off a child’s fork to protest rainbow bills. Rip away a leaky roof for scrip and purse to fill. Hide away the homeless tents to fly around the world. Bury deep hospital beds to sever […]
Tokens and handshakes to cut off the tongue. Pull out the ladder and destroy the rungs. Lock up the lectern and turn off the mic. Whitewash the bubbles and keep the guys tight. Speak to the forest but no chirp or hum. Expel the water and vanish wisdom. Hoist up the arrow and ignore the […]
Standing in my grave, grey clouds all around. Life of signs and keys, with me in the ground. Shiver in the cold, blinded by the dark; Silenced voice and soul; empty, lifeless heart. Then I feel a drop fall upon my brow, Second, and a third—downpour on me now. Rain washes away caked-on grief and […]
The bellowed roar of golden falls has since become a drop That echoes through the empty cave that once filled to the top, Then rainbows pierced the cavern walls and drained the lake near dry. And now the houred drip can’t fill the empty storeys high. But through the holes left in the wall, a […]
Doubt your doubts, and dull your pain; another shot of prayer. Fear your fears, and drown your ache; a pint of scripture share. Strain your strain, and slosh your sting; a flask of fasting true. Hurt your hurt, and quaff your grief; a swig of signs renewed.
Mask to wear and rules to keep. Cross to bear but buried deep. Helping hand just slapped aside. Burning light in shadows hide. Welcomed guests but cloned from mold. See the hearth from out in cold. Words and tongues, and growls and groans, Sticks and stones, and broken bones. Misshaped heart that does not fit. […]
Patty cake and taffy pull. Cotton candy, marshmallow. Tastebud tempting, hunger pangs. Chomping air with razor fangs. Crouched within the starting block, Dusting palms with lifter chalk. Ready for the gruelling feat. Stuck instead with sipping tea.