Category Archives: Free Verse

Only Embers

Gray dusk of eventide; shadows blur my vision merging black and white. Formless fog settles in, shrouding thought once clear, blending day with night. What matter? What portent? Where goading, driving need? Love pain hate excitement disdain brushed in a single hue. Familiar pastimes refuse to lend delight. Passions’ fires, not dead, will not burn […]

The Citadel

Empty echoes of my footsteps ’round these halls resound, echo yet. Steps leading not north, east, south, west. Concentric circles, my defense. These walls I’ve built around my heart have been a fortress strong and dark. Too long ‘neath forbidding ramparts, not so lonely, as alone, apart. My defenses are all in place, built through […]

Between Chaos & Clutter

Chaos is one of the old world words embracing nothing yet encompassing everything; its ancient Greek form magically more powerful than today’s distilled, diluted usage. In the old world, chaos confirmed vacant, unfathomable space. Fifteen years in one place creates a tremendous cluster of clutter, more than things to move. Overloaded cardboard containers stacked higher […]