Night Horrors

the colours of the night –

darkening

the stars rise

overwhelming and overtaking

the coming horrors swelling

like a candy too sweet

a child's cry

carried on a breeze

words: child's cry, stars, candy, horrors, colours

The Two Winds

the sigh of the wind, gentle – a butterfly's wings

its whoosh whistles and winds

pushing rustic leaves across the ground

dying trees creak

but its scream holds power

whipping the child's golden locks around her face

a bittersweet feeling to behold

it bites like an axe against her skin

wind on her face carries the winter cold – she turns to it

words: sigh, whoosh, scream, bittersweet, axe

Breathe

Upon her child's feverish forehead,

a mother's caress as gentle as wind.

The little nymph will cough and sniffle -

a sickness rooted deep,

fastened in her chest

where medicine

cannot

reach.

words: nymph, cough, medicine, gentle, caress

To Hell

the heat of the fire red

brushes soft against skin

the golden (twisted) gates open

and with no alarm, I step in

death adorns (and adores) her

as does sweet decay

there is no fear, for

all good sinners must pay

words: fire, red, brushes, death, decay

Snow and the Woods

Ruby red lips part

and black lashes flutter

a beauty so great

a gasp is uttered

White, peeling trees

make up the woods

with no leaves to fall

a sound – bang! – can't be good

Words: lips, lashes, woods, fall, bang

Romance

It was like all the books,

as her eyes fluttered open

and candles flickered out,

a flower and a letter

upon a pillow,

the sun and heat

on her naked back,

signed by lover.

words: books, flicker, sun, heat, signs

Not a Love Story

Loose clothing

ripped off

Facial hair

rough as bark

The slide of skin

eased by copper blood

I pine for him

and the pain

words: loose, bark, copper, pine, slide

Rainstorms

There is no birdsong

as the torrent rain falls

It coats the darkened window pane

like a waterfall of hair

A flash of lightening brightens the world

showing ominous skies and slickened grass

I hear the muffled thump above me

of my lover jumping in fear

words: birdsong, rain, hair, thump, grass

Nightmares

I hear a whisper

then see the faces

gripped by fear

from empty spaces

A brush against skin

and I turn to hide

love to scream

but only cried

words: whisper, faces, fear, skin, love

The End

Tears that taste of salt

rush down my porcelain cheeks

and the pictures of past times

flutter from my fingertips

as I look to the sky

praying for the swift end

that I seek

words: salt, rush, pictures, sky, swift