CHANGE OF PACE
To see the clouds dragged down in vain
Another schism pulled away into disdain
An aftershock of cyanide writ in red letters
The austerity banished and again embittered.
Disconnected dissension dwelt in maiden shrines
A lone voice seeks peace in a tempest of rigid design
In precarious erudition and fraudulent disputation
As her ebony tapestry is burned in laureate predilection.
Recherche glistening in rusticated reveries of diamond dewdrops
An avalanche of labyrinthine dreams brimming to the cusp
Illicit, a monochrome heart searches tranquility in the midst of dissonance
Nihilism whispers for each staccato beat, as behind the pale moon, shadows dance in elegance.
TAKING BACK RED
Notches on the canvas that used to be the purest of white
Now reduced to common insanity, pilfering a virgin sight
Chagrined wish never uttered, held at the back of interface
And hope—against hope, that the ruptures will be erased.
CHASING FOR A GLIMPSE
Just tell me when you’re down, and we can go downtown
To paint the rain with auburn blues, draw on every smiley face a frown
Just tell me when you’re not alright, and we can stay all night
To pen about storms in chemical black, write until you take back the light.