Poem: Halflight 4


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The dust of things long dead fall through the light,
 Like Faerie flights between the louvered blinds,
 or, to a duller mind, not so entranced,
 wee galaxies of brushed-off matter dance
 around the confines of my mental wall.

(while shadows creep on artful feet...)

I stand here, interjacent, lost between
 what almost was and what could never be.
 I hear the strains of suffocated dreams,
 which swell and fade before the peak is reached.
 What agony to second guess defeat.

(while shadows slide on every side...)

I turn and see it there...some half-lived beast.
 No cheer can chase it, no, not in the least,
 A shadow demon hiding 'neath my face,
 It lies in wait to nullify my aim,
 if I should dare to dream of love again.

(while shadows strike against the light ...)

But I cannot shake off this evil twin,
 for it is me and I am surely him.
 This thing long held in expiation's chains.
 these eyes which gleam from ecstasy of pain,
 an orgy of imagined purity.

(while shadows stalk in mocking parody...)

I shudder, fall to knees, choke back the sounds
 of whispered supplications...no...not now.
 No prayers will send this creature to the pit
 where in the darkness passions burn and spit.
 But I will grasp this monster by its teeth.

(while shadows sleep exhausted in a heap)

Thus, clasping arms about its tangled head,
 I bare my heart to hungry mouth unfed.
 Like mother giving milk I gently tend
 and love it til its twisted limbs unbend
 from something broken growing whole again.

...and darkness makes the cup the light pours in.

Copyright 2003-2015 Grace Lindsay. This is an original work by Grace, if you wish to publish it please contact her.

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4 thoughts on “Poem: Halflight

  • Kathleen

    Grace,

    I am writing you to say a few things that are important to me that I would like you to know. I recently entered the first phase and you were there for me at the most precious moment. You explained the unexplainable and I thank you for that. It is so difficult to express to you exactly how much appreciation and thanks to you that you were apart of me seeing what has been there this whole time. You partook in the biggest event of my life and my gratitude and thanks to you. May goodness and mercy follow you and all of us in all the days of our lives. Thank you.

    Warm thanks and love,

    Kathleen

    • Grace

      Thank you Kathleen, I am very happy to have been of some service to you. Thank you for writing, and I pray that you will also find much love, prosperity and happiness in life. Blessings, Grace.