Banking

A lock of hair finds its way into my mouth My shadow skips along I walk unencumbered The tiny flame in my heart burning bright Kindled with painstaking care May it glow forevermore Casting its light on you and I For I am banking on…

Silver Hair Replies (prompt 23 and 24, Hour 19)

I want to burn Not like a match’s golden flame, Or fiery pixels in an online warrior’s game. Not lava red or like a blinding solar flare; Not glowing embers or a sharp prismatic glare. I will fill my lungs with uncorrupted light, Intimidate with…

20. Money is Light

Money is Light Pouring all over me Washing my heart Soothing my muscles Clearing my voice Opening my path Money is Light Pouring all over me Money is Light Healing all that is Money is Light Coming from within Shining like a bright star All…

When Night Descends

Rain melts the twilight sky as cresting waves pound the shoreline. Wind lift me up, let me swim in the Milky Way – its raspberry sweetness on my tongue, as dreams pass this dreamer by. I caress the stars above, kiss the moon with tender lips,…

No Longer Forsaken

Come, dust my eyes. Sleep I cannot find. Swallow the bitter, powdery lumps of violent truth, as night descends. Fickle favor forsaking me. Rail against ironies, injustice, isolation, self-pity. Plead my case on golden streets in vain.           “Hear I am!…

Before Darkness

Before darkness was known… There was only light! Yet darkness was shown; As to illuminate the night. Before darkness was dark… It made all creatures blind. They heard the singing of a lark; And heard only words of the kind. Before darkness was named; It…

Before Darkness

No more light I thought we were right Inspiration in my hand Trying hard to understand Thought that he would be the man Now I’m simply faded. Wondering if I really could Will things be better if I should? Never for a minute thought I…

Hour One

Eden’s Labor   Glaring at the rusty clock, measuring minutes between her contractions with such a fragile hand she wrote them. Her pain would be no more.   Groping into the dark of night, beginning the thirtieth hour. no warrior could fathom such a strength…