Shadow of CourageWe dash hand in hand from the prospect of mortality
and the pulsing rain that echoes drumbeats that have long faded
from this divine emerald landscape.
A sinister cavern is hunkered in the mossy hillside,
where we can crouch in the palpable shadows
and you reassure me of your presence by only the emanating warmth
thrown from your shoulder, and the soft movement of your breath.
It is no more comforting in this macabre corner of the world
than on the flickering, unnatural globe itself,
but the tension is eased by our private cocoon.
After a century of oblivious comatose sleep we wake from ourselves
and I rise stiffly at the caves dripping entrance looking upon the wide world.
I cannot conquer everything but strive at large I will
with only you at my side: a shadow of courage.
Away From the PastAway From the Past>
Taste the smell of the
palpable velvet black, Infinite black
that blankets, stifles.
All ends in a lone star
a vanishing point in forever
the mid-sky horizon.
Cliché speck of hope.
Pound through the sticky air
Private, but for my conscious.
Step. Step. Step. Step.
Faster. And faster, faster!
towards that lone star.