Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Twofer

another chapter

thorn crowned
bearing truths and pasts
weighty aspirations
of dreamers
fallen short
a decade more
secure in their blankets
freeing; fleeing
barbed, branded and broken
escape inevitable
but never coming
phoenix flames
slowly burning to ash
awaiting only
another chapter


you left a stain
on everyone
of my good days
splat battered
bruised memories
of a time
that never truly was
of a person
I never knew
not in the sense
I believed
your venom hidden
beneath a veneer
of good intentions
though in the end
your shelled shock dropped
leaving you more alone
than your attempts
at my isolation