Death pulse

Look upon the one you love See how her beauty resonates Pay attention or you’ll miss it Day by day her light fades Until only a faint echo remains Death creeps Death seeps Death pulsates Death inculcates The ones who raised you since you were young Family surrounds you giving love Teaching you all theContinue reading “Death pulse”

Iconic vision

“Come come I will show you!” The elderly hunched-over woman said as she adjusted her head covering and took me by the hand to lead me into the Church. “Oh really, it’s okay I can find my way around!” “Nonsense! I show you, you will see the Saints. They are alive.” We had been havingContinue reading “Iconic vision”

Winter’s call

With the Winter’s chill raging like a river untamed I shake off the lethargy of Summer’s bane What awakens inside ascends as frost bitten breath Manifesting as life to some and to others as death The wintry mood is feared for its extremes of deprivation and despair Yet its forceful hyperborean dwellers are beautiful beyondContinue reading “Winter’s call”

Vespers

Cold wind flows past the dying trees in streams Taking the last leaves swiftly followed by moonbeams It is on darkening cobblestone paths that we tread Out of the approaching night’s bosom and dread To the tolling of bells do we steadfastly approach The serpent of old slithers along offering reproach Never mind his venomousContinue reading “Vespers”

Take me to Heaven. Take me to God.

“Will you take me to Heaven where the angels sing? Will you show me the Uncreated Light that burns for all eternity? I want to see the Tree that feeds life itself with each succulent fruit. I want to walk in the mist of the day and revel in the all consuming peace that neverContinue reading “Take me to Heaven. Take me to God.”

Don’t disrupt the flow

“Sun sets on the city of big dreams Sun sets on the lonely and afraid So disconnected I see hundreds cramped into a building to “live” An aging woman cries alone in the dark loud enough to hear herself But quiet enough to leave her neighbors in peace A fat man laughs away illuminated byContinue reading “Don’t disrupt the flow”

TELOS

“I can feel the rhythm of the hooves in my heart. Beating like war drums steadily guiding me on. The horse’s galloping is my lullaby throughout this hostile wood. Fog’s rising mist bathes the leaves and muddy soil beneath my beast. Darkened woods with the chill of a pale and anemic daylight envelope my existence.Continue reading “TELOS”

Double Helix

How long has it been, love? My heart cries “too long!” My head sighs “not long enough.” Is everything perfect for you now? Have all the pieces fallen into place? Yeah, me either. You seem disappointed in me. You thought by now I’d be “free.” Free of the archaic superstition. Taking up rank with theContinue reading “Double Helix”