Poems and Phantasms

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Keeping Company

Keeping company in the dark

our eyes grow accustomed

to each other’s shadows.

 

It was shades of gray all along

with shapes less fearful

for familiarity.

 

Let us not be forced

into harsh, unwelcoming brightness

but wait for a more gentle dawn

together.

 

Drawing Lines with the Light

“La Rebeyrolle (municipality of Saint-Priest-la-Feuille, Creuse, Fr), early morning pilgrim’s departure on the Way of Saint James” Havang(nl) (CC A-S A 3.0)

The darkness passes through me.

It would sour my tongue and poison
my blood. Disdain
from one grandmother,
despair from the other.

Pain finds pain and merges, muddying
the source. Sometimes sinks so heavy
it begs for a name. This gift is sharp,
finding the edge of me.

Let it seep out from the holding
cells, deepening my breath
to make room for the shadow.

Unlocked space is forgiving,
gentling the nightmare in my bones.

Drawing lines with the light,
the chosen pieces of me rise
into dawning.

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