That Way

Emerald stars wane

Engulfed in crimson beauty

The moon red as ruby

Casting onto the sky

Small figures in the shadows run to tall grass

Hide with hands clasped

Praying for safe passage

Tonight is the night

The end of all opulence

The sky is swallowing the sea

To quench a thirst for the undesirable

Small white sclera protrude the dark

As the pinpoints of the pupils sink deeper into the abyss

They can no longer see eye to eye

The moon or stars or sky

The questions and conscience of…why?

And what they were ever after

And when will after ever be

After an eclipse to wait and see

Or dark eternally

Waiting for the light

©️The Sad Owl

“Never Again”

Never again

Will I feel sweet supple lips that couple around mine a bitter kiss that I will miss

Never

Will I fall for your slick words and cherry lipstick the way you spark a small wick

Again

Melting wax on a candlestick your words trick sputtering flames to spit and lick

Never

Ceasing creeping flames inhabit the wood pipe of my habit an addiction to have it

Never again

Will you hold me; breathe out smoke in my ears slowly, warm a swarm your words

Never

Go unheard it’s absurd I can’t stop listening to what comes next, your allure

Again

I fall victim but be sure that this time my actions and words will ensure

That I say, “never again”

Never again

© The Sad Owl

Hearts of Time

Blackened bark in a disparate forest

Where the hearts of the unrequited hang like fruit

Tied by a noose that could not forget

Ropes of memories created this cemetery

Fairly but far

Screams in the distance

As blood fed the soil below

No monsters here

No fear

Only the disdain and mistreat

Our own demons

The heart, the place of most deceit

If you were to walk through

The shroud of age

Would surely trap you

Caged.

To run away from a youth

Better forgotten

But there is no choice

This soil asks for you

You can hear its voice

A gentle weep that creeps behind

A telltale sign of the time

How sublime, mother nature awaits the return

In life, a breath so deep

In death a silence, we sleep

Our hearts have always belonged here

Mother earth will always be waiting

The home we left

The theft, to steal peeks above our depth

We collected for her, all these stories to reminisce

A fairy tale before the goodnight kiss

A time we will soon forget to miss

When this soil erodes

It will be buried in the sands of time.

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Lost Shadow

Penumbral love lost

The light steers you away

So bright and I lose sight

Another day

And I’ve lost you again

Regrettably never will I find another spot under the sun

Dark shadow of mine

We try to chase you together

In the dark between buildings

I’m blind but the trill of your saliva

Warm and unmistakable

Now tingling with the cold of your breath

My ear is deafened in the ecstacy, this bond unbreakable

I know you too well sweet darkness

I hide here in your swell

My secrets and fears consoled in you

Quietly all is well

We whisper words for no one else to hear

Savory intricacies of our lives and passions

The taste of your lips on the tip of my tongue

In distasteful fashion the noises you make

They chill my spine and raise my hairs

I stand straight to attention as all else

The way you stare up towards me

As you steal every ounce of air

Beckoning me down toward the fissure

I breathe you in

As I slumber deeply within you

The abyss where I would spend eternity

A time of infinity to be blind

Would still not be enough with you as mine