Santiago’s Sorrow

Flute notes echo with soft drum beats, as a human soul does singTearing from a body floating up, leaving all trivial earthly things Dressed in black, Santiago, Chile, morns her dead as angels soundVineyards abandoned, red copper and steelworkers sadly abound Her City’s kindness, a handmade doll, given to this guest in tearsWrought with shadows […]

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An Oath

Scarlet eyes dart fretfullyBlue orbs veiled in layersGuises maintaining thoughtsFurtive cracking of their ribsGurneys transport beloved lifeKinfolk wait in a soundless voidPostponing her solemn decreeChoosing youth to now reviveAging man gently turning bluishSeeing a vision of a blue-gray heronWeary, gloved his hand now in hersDucts are dry, like his thirsty skinShe looks up and begs […]

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