Unbroken Light

Unbroken Light

Unbroken light floods
Into endless harmony
Scattering to infinite suns
Of solar orbit flight
And while we’ll never know
If uncertainty is natural
We always knew acceptance
Was simply a way of life

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Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights

there are nights
i walk – uncertain –
on bare hardwood

floors, making those
unsteady prints
of empathy,

regret, longing.
i push up dust
on times long

lost in old books
and cracked tomes,
at times a sigh,

at times a
whisper
in the quiet.

i recall suns
rising and falling.
i have walked —

bewildered,
in sad rain
on countless nights,

in silence,
in a void —
wondering.

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Amaranthine

Amaranthine

To my Dearest Forever:
To whom all requests are made in vain
With whom many eyes have turned about
In the sockets of their bones
And to whom constant prayers meant nothing –
Neither did the sky
To whom selectivity was a way of life
And to whom silent pleading went unnoticed
In whom – You – hearts stored faith and desire
Vaulted within you their secret thoughts
For You – every supplication was made in vain
Every single prayer and wish for happiness
Simply piled words on top of Liesel Mueller’s words
Which were becoming breathless
But to You – All regrets return still
As every moment wasted comes back –
In ocean waves and pillow clouds
Back and forth’s and maybe not’s
With broken chords and silence and stillness

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9/11

9/11

Brick and wood and metal and mortar
Stretching up to the heavens and further
Filing up the expanse of the sky
Gargantuan monster, impressive sight

Broken and beaten pavement and stone
Set aside from the plaster of roan
Shaking the ground in a fearsome quake
Eyes wide shut, suddenly awake

Tumbling, tumbling, rumbling, fall
Breaks on the ocean, awakens us all
Setting alarms to blaring and ringing
Topple the prince, undoing the kinging

Under the roods of a landscape that dies
There lies some hope, in heaving and sighs
And down in the ground the rubble is seeping
Digging a hole for those who are sleeping

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