Tag Archive for ‘shadows’

Mere Words

Sometimes these words fail to convey a true experience
And their precision strikes as a blunt blade
Unable to pierce down deeply into that . . .
That which turns beneath his chest
That which pulls at his bones
That which hides in the cornered, obsidian shadows
Cast long by a mind locked tightly inside a fragile skull
With a hidden universe of memories and concepts looking out through a lens
Gazing through glass at . . . something he can’t really describe with mere words

© Mike Yost

The Absence of Light

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The absence of light

Branches out

Like streams made of shadows

Carving valleys into the landscape

Alluvial fans forever fixed behind warmth

Hidden from the sun

From its own creator

And as fire dives beneath the surface of the horizon

Streams converge into rivers bleeding into an ocean of darkness

Fathoms of infinity floating high above

Only to  evaporate

By a deluge of blue sky

A mirage of cerulean

Painted by a morning star

Photograph and Prose copyright Mike Yost 2017