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Nocturne (standard:poetry, 143 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Sep 04 2006Views/Reads: 2213/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)

turds bloom like lilies 

on the stagnant pond of night 


others have seen angels 

in its onyx face 

i have not 


there are no memories here 

only moments 

to stare down and contemplate 


thoughts will not ripple the water 

nor it reveal my fate 

only baffling reflections 

blurred by wind and 

holocaust of leaves 


cool drift of wonder 

hid the end of dreams 


cruel-branched fingers tap out coded myths 

in the labyrinth of desire 

in the sacred grove 

where slouch-hatted nymphs 

meet and conspire 

to overthrow 

and come forth from the mire 

to choke my words 

with wantoness 


for i am critic of the worm 

i am the heretic who must burn 

one of the nameless enslaved 

in the kingdom of lies 


and so back then 

cloaked in moonbeams 

i must go 


what gentle fire


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