Tagged poetry

Lifesong

A canopy of words and paper leaves They all of them fall at once into her breast Being dyslexic led her to read them backward And interpret their meaning forward Deeply into her pillows did she sink To give thought to a mode of delivery Something that would make sense to that one person The one who would lay shoulder to face And weep the tear that would change her life But when thought was placed in this task She found there were far too many words Far too many letters, far too many Climb the trees to seek the…

Knave

Round now the table were those whom we trust Decide the fate of the knave; we insist they must Lost all he did when the storm came and went Rebuilding on eggshells was his energy misspent Odd it should be that he now stand trial When it was he alone who avoided their guile Streets run full with the sad, cold and hungry A sign on their chests reads “I will work for money” Law backs turned on the crimes of the state Liberate you we will by propagation of hate Scream for yourself, but never for the many Prosper…

Skywhale

The grey clouds washed above her head producing the lightest hints of rain. She laid back into the cold earth to take fill of the pour. The articles of clothing soon became as one with the water that fell. Darker were the shades of colour that enveloped her. Her mouth slides open and tongue extended; tasting the freshly made earthen tears. The battered song of exhalement made real by the mist. Too full did her mouth become and yet close it she did not. The water overflowed and fell down her cheeks. Staring into the grey ocean before her, traveling…