winters thorns bury deep
flesh pierced by that uneased dark
until candles dripping pale
tore aside the emptiness
illuminating dust
and a heart enclosed deep beneath a breast
her warmth reflected in those eyes,
he would embrace,
beyond all walls a snowy temper raged
sweeping alongside doors
muffling all that was brutal,
in hold and secure
dawn was a long way off
a thousand years would pass
before a few magic smitten would know
stars would die
and planets turn
winding in secrets so human,
lips tremble withholding so many words
that he would say
and she would reply
as a chosen wonder,
that urge carnal became a vapor
glimmer of hope,
and futures peace at stake,
memory fickle put upon pages
of a shameless scrawl
edited by many kings
dissolved into legend and myth
springs reaction would reveal much,
embrace over
fragile reflections and shadows
for the movement so vividly intact
would leave so many
damaged echoes
that conflict is inevitable

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Comments
  1. Dulcina says:

    Powerful poem from beginning to end; in your precise description of their torn relationship I especially like those “damaged echoes” announcing the fight. A wonderful and original take of the challenge indeed.

  2. That end cuts like a sharp knife Chris…

  3. brian miller says:

    what an intriguing tale…of the story gone myth, and re-written by kings into something beyond what it was…and more to the kings liking..i also like the contrast of cold and heat…

  4. Morgan says:

    This is so lovely, such imagery to embrace. Love it!

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