Conviction’s Anvil (A Poem)

Conviction's AnvilWho trusts themselves in this cold, dark water,Beneath the lightless house of the critic,The panopticon of dry suspicionNow so near to this frank heart of belief—A heart turned to hate its very beat. Such stale waters, briny and corrosive,Rust away our naivest convictions,Those farce freedoms we long to liberateAs some bottled fly, buzzing in… Continue reading Conviction’s Anvil (A Poem)

Death/Dust (A Poem)

Death/Dust (4.10.2020)Waking early in morrow, flattened ‘neath sordid sheetsEyes crusted and heavy, waking under their irisesMisting down, I glimpsed a foggy brightSeeing it eclipse, blind after blindShuttering rays, fastening washboard of lightA dooming haze—covering this sight.Its warmth yoked of day anewAs heavy skin weighed this aged figureAnd hoarse voice ‘eeked its chordsNor did moist breath,… Continue reading Death/Dust (A Poem)

Life/Leaves (A Poem)

Life/Leaves [3.13.2020] What tis’ the sound, a soft crackle behind.I shudder and twist, to see its working mind.A sound soft and sharp, must be of some form—A Being lurking, with ill intent inside.Quizzing my sight, rolling my eyes,Hunting for its home.Its source—alive! I must be forthright!As my eyes began to comb.Panning, perusing, obsessing, at loosing,Sight… Continue reading Life/Leaves (A Poem)