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I carry the blade over my shoulder it used to ride upon my hip until it was needed but now I carry the blade over my shoulder the weight of it reminds me of the burdens I carry the prickle … Continue reading

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We the broken…

Hundreds of gallons Of water Rumble and crush against My feet Standing here I feel the sands Pulling at my skin Downwards Ever downwards To drown the light Behind the shadows Of a ribcage split wide Upon this shattered shore … Continue reading

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Eulogy – Eric Syrdal

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We laid him down on a field of flames in the ruddy glow of sunset’s blood ? Upon his breast lay his shattered shield in clenched fingers was his notched blade ? Upon his…

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Reflections 6

with reverent awe the cradle of my blasphemous hands lowers her foot into the cool water of the tub her skin shimmers beneath the aqueous barrier lifting the dust from her travels from her tired flesh no words are spoken … Continue reading

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Reflections 5

In this moment her eyes ceased to be the placid pools as I had always known them This feeling welling up inside her set them a flame behind them and as such they defied the word, hazel no they were … Continue reading

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Reflections 4

The yard fills with the color of melted down rain clouds what was once verdant and sundappled now sways, blue and black in the dusk breeze the surrounding trees became buttressed walls of a twilight cathedral and the starscaped mural … Continue reading

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Reflections 3

As we crested the next hilltop I do confess that had the wind not been laced with the bitter sting of winter still clinging to its coat tails my eyes would still have watered at the sight that awaited them … Continue reading

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Reflections 2

Living amid these concrete colossi for too long I have watched the stars obscured by their yawning silhouettes never does their fire reach the depths of my heart I yearn for my spirit to launch from this pallid haze scattering … Continue reading

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Reflections 1

I name her Angel with a captial A like you do when you write the name of God though there is no reason she should show the world such compassion no reason she should grace the mornings with her smile … Continue reading

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The Candlemaker – Lois E. Linkens and Eric Syrdal

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Shifting, ragged cloth A funerary shrouded sound Her footfalls bring dust Hard and grey From the cemetery ridge ? Cheeks, streaked in salt A patchwork of wrinkles Her breath in grieving gasp Dry and…

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