Unsaid expressions shroud A poet’s clamorous mind; Floating paper clouds On which words abound As dark specks of starlings Hungry for raindrops On cotton candy canvas Verses sprayed in pastels Songs flutter as festoons In the distant summer Or cuddle under afghans Wary of an icy winter
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In the torture chamber Surrounded by nerves, veins Flesh, blood, encased in bones I shudder at the merciless Incantation, the endless Curses whispered through Sinewy walls, deafening me I stand captured in the maze Of all my infernal thoughts So deep, dark and vengeful!
Shadows dance on the wall Claws dripping death Faces set with fangs Tentacles reaching out From beyond sodden graves: Against an orange luminous The candelabra brings alive Fears from another lifetime Silhouettes from the wild, The ones I fail to pacify! Ravage my peace of mind!
Sublime requests Of my creative mind Overturned by demands Of a cerebral strife. Shackled to cubicles, Paints and brushes Paper and ink Yarn and hooks Painfully exchanged For butter and bread. Amusing musings Garrulous silence Thoughts playing Hide and seek in My restive mind Wanting to break free Of the daily grind. Unfinished pages now Brittle and yellow Mocking blank canvas Waiting for a splatter Of pictures and words. My mind is where I left the crochet hook An unfinished work I can’t wait to unravel Start the lace afresh As new patterns emerge.