The Silencing


This silencing

Sojourn of the panthers gait

Scratching the moon hollows

This silencing of the knife

Of technology flayed open in public

Souls that left their bodies

Keepers of caged light

With imaginary trophies

Penciled in dreams

No one saw the underworld rise

Rabid for the unconscious

Ranting from their shadows

Shriveling life with self indulgence

Others worked medicine into their shadows

Found their relationship with roots and leaves

With the priest of pollen and beetles

The scholar of driftwood

Briars before the blood

Staking out a claim

Crow robbers laughing

In a vortex of wind

Thudding beat of wings

Across our bodies

Scree sliding for those who would not weep

To let water go from their clouds

So flowers would not grow or show their color

Words and thinking were vacant

Tired pain waited idle

Passing camps of nomadic truth

Bridges of silence supported by sound

Structures of peace devoid of form

Numbers that wouldn’t add up, subtract or divide

Cycles of time that lost their way

The multitudes making noises with their mouths

No longer coherent but proud

Proud shadows

A longing sun

Overworked flowers

Prayers that would change

With the new reality thrust upon it

Clouds cooked

The continental shelf stretched into archipelago

Into coral dropping off into abyss

Nature would not conform

We would not conform to it

Unwilling to sacrifice for the better

We held our precious comfort of things

While our light was leaking

Light was leaking from a nebulous moon

The humus of night dream

Between each color of the artist

Another color was growing

A presence stretching across the skin

A glacier of beauty across the briny water

Earth shakes moving her arm around

What did not love her

The bone setters come with their whistling

Offerings of yellow roses

A calling of song bird through the dancing pine

Natures confluence through the unfiltered senses

Past the darkness of fear

Teeming with life in the deep

Sanctum of the soul

A sacrifice for what is sacred


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