“I’m a gangster,” Vito claims
just to douse that extra hope
away from his parents dream
“I set fires,” Dory does, watching
the flames build to voluminous peaks,
as the waters rage their violent breath,
to comfort the bystanders seek, yet never
move, not here, not now, loving the warmth
when the air’s far too cool
“I pick fights with strangers,” an unknown teen
says, “usually their much bigger than me, but it
makes no difference, as I don’t fight back, I won’t push back, it’s never been about none of that….instead, I want
to see, how bad they’ll beat me down, before they realize who
they are, in that moment, when kickback stands still.”
“I cut myself,” Oliver reveals, if only to regain the sense to feel.
Crows muster above the heads, like vultures do, but not as patient, hovering the carrion as it still walks, entrails and all…for it’s in their eyes…the future knows.
"Why so bleak, why so down, why so embarrassed, what's with that frown…how'd you expect to…do you even care…are you aware," YES.
Stop on over to the NewWorldCreativeUnion for their Weekly Wednesday Wake Up Call. It's always a fun prompt and almost always exhilarates the creative sense. This week Leslie Moon has offered a really atmospheric video, accompanied with the Haunting Violin of Max Ablitzer for our consumption. She then goes on to tease us with thoughts of Poe. Wasn't sure what direction this piece would manifest itself, but I simply let it go where the melody and scenery took me. And then since I put this up on this blog, I accompanied it with a darker painting I'd yet to post. Definitely check out all the NWCU does for the artistic community, not just poetry and Art, but all of it, literally. And hey, join in, your more than welcome.