Friday, May 30, 2014
Lurking in the shadows, skulking in corners
Darting out malovently with hammer and chisel
Blows rung steathily not raising alarm
Cracks affected turning to crevices left unattended
A flicking tongue dripping with acid injects its pernicious liquid through the mortar
Walls penetrated dripping onto vulnerable pulsating flesh
The watchmen sleep
The monsters forgotten
Searing pain strikes - adrenaline jerks a terrified sentinel awake
Panic and mayhem are palpable as the alarm is sounded
Armaments sit prepared but flight appears the only option
Till the inscription on the wall catches a watch man's eye and a bonfire is lit.
Frightful shadows evaporate the nemesis revealed - diminutive and pathetic
"The monsters are only as big as we make them."
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Crickets chirping, the distant hum of AC units coalesce into a soothing melody.
The cool air subtly caresses bare skin drifting the smoke of a hand rolled cigarette into the night.
A security lamp glows, solitary and warm.
She steps out to see where I am, beautiful - illuminated softly in the shadows.
The shy smile, eyes rolled as I tell her she is beautiful and I wonder what she will become.
So young and full of promise, will she be like me? Or something else entirely?
I don't know if I see myself in her it's almost too soon to tell.
But I know that I love my child no matter what the future holds.
I try to write, she talks to me her words swirl like the air.
I want to capture the moment and hold it for eternity knowing soon it will be gone.
The evening calmly drifs along a vagrant of time
Going where it chooses beholden to no one - insucient and free
We are the audience and the actors in the summer evenings drama with only cigarette butts in our ashtrays and fading memories in our hearts.