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Hallowe'en Reprise Or Samhain Redux

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icebox
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in the shadows


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Shadow faces filling night,
gentle winds breathing life
in zephyrs blithe that stir them,
patient gazes waiting;
nothing I can do,
I taste no doubt,
time is karma's hungry shade;
some faces calm
while deft hands hide
more than fearful few
still wide eyed,
shock as badges worn
as if somehow a due
in how they died;
some by malice
others priced,
some wrong places
some right times.
I've known from morning
having lost my count,
a part of me crossed over;
my clock is ticking louder,
louder every day.

Dragons rise to dance tonight
acknowledging freedom's flight
misplaced gift of light
no longer tied to Earth,
liberated fore my eyes
in Midnight's blinding
crystal prayer.

Demons walk the world again;
knowing well there is no heaventhere is no hell,
aching fear keeps lights on,
or are they welcome?

They stride before a human tide of pathos
glib wishes' laced theology,
abstract cheap frivolity,
optimistic lifelines braided creatively
from despair in hopeful platitudes,
whorish painted plaits
for semi-celibates and saints and want-to-be's
so sadly mortal men
dressed in lies of silk and brocade gowns,
posturing with empty words
from now until Walpurgis Night
when Northern World awakes again
and Earth's lifeblood
flows true to bud.

It takes my breath away,
some times,
when I can slow my eyes
to see through every priestly guise,
to watch soft bending twisting lies
dodging shadows'
waxen movements
ignoring Life's pale understanding,
slipping in and out of wonder
tickling seams of consciousness,
emerging fancy
raw awareness binding wistful dreams
of righteous nonbelievers
praying to be safe this year
through sweaty fitful night.

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In The Mirror


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...and the precise hammering of the dulcimer.

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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