Posted on February 1, 2020
The below poems were written over the past few years, and also recently published in Z Publishing’s Best Emerging Poets of New Hampshire 2019!
The Once and Silver King
The once and silver king
Betrothed, betrayed, believed
Under silken starried sky
Truth waits on cursed dreams
For once, for naught, for all
Buried in kingdom’s requiem
Lost in tidal shifts
The ocean takes
The ocean drifts
Fire escapes lips
Shadows dark, drip tendrils forth,
Unfurled airy wisps
Tickle the dust, unstirred.
Sparkling dew drops fall
As faceted gemstones, splintered, in the night.
In eyes, in bright glistenings,
Reflect stars of a divinity.
Breaking free from a cage of billowy cumulus,
She rises upon the skies,
Once swallowed whole, by the maw of the gods
A silver disc plunges into the black night.
There is a glimmer
On the blade,
Sharp shadowed edges,
Quivering hands tremble,
Metal clutched betwixt calloused palms;
Clasp it tighter,
Ring’s the man’s voice,
A fervid sparkle in his eye;
Starlight dazzles in fire opals
Delicately adorned across the hilt;
Her breath creeps faster in the cold;
She raises her weapon towards the sky,
A smile upon his lips as silver splits the dark
And red blooms forth with the hurried
Lighting the fire in her eyes.