Twenty Oh Nine


Phantoms rise;
Circling vapors carry
Unavoidable tandem.

Delight abandons the sky,
Frightened by gruesome reflections;
Images no longer are hidden
Behind the veil.

Contentious desires falling
Among devilish illusions;
Drowning beneath nightmare’s fathoms.

Begging into the night,
Pleading against the
Dissipating kindness.

Fleeting thoughts turn desperate;
Seeking unattainable refuge,
Weary of feigning civility.

Aspirations fading to dust
Quietly, burned away
By the silent sunrise.