Sunday, February 28, 2016

Wishing Well

suffering and sorrow are cash in the till
spent like hollow hope wishing to be filled
into sores and bruises who weep
white noise released into hands received
bitters salted by grief
cherished as good will and sleep
pleasure and pain nursed against all that you meet
unchanged always the eternal recipe
the cost of wisdom the remainders of bad dreams

by Natalie Shau

Broken Sleep

hungry dreams
gall and regret
do feed thee fine
the glass darkly 
reflects ashes burnt down by time
fear and regret and broken sleep
face to face
to thyself bid thee meet
to know thyself seek
the darkest nights
and stay deep therein
until thee find
the fire  inward burning
scourge the body, bleed the mind

Wednesday, February 10, 2016