Distant Horizon

depression, grief, Life, poem, poetry, writing

fog-people-jan-25-2014

what is this nonsense, flittering
around my skull, scrawling
angry missives, knifing into
my heart’s wall

what is this brutal woe
commanding a tempest
casting distant any joy
any hint of sun’s candied blush

why does it hang around, why
can’t I shake the claws sunk
into my soul, my being
grounding me, deep

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

 

Rise

daydreaming, Gratitude, Life, writing

sept 10 2016-bridge 2.jpg

flittering glints on skin
hushed, aside blood’s rush
in the ears, munch of gravel
echoing bird song
reoxygenated, dewy air
ambrosial mix of sap, earth
enlivening, invigorating
weaving, entwining, mingling
freeing the mind to meander
the unvarying past
the rousing moment
the differing future

in this, reflection, contemplation
embrace the undetermined
to trounce change’s dread
seize, possess, acknowledge
who you are, how you look
where and how you subsist
find kindness in each moment
rise to an uncertain future
rise to a greater you

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

 

Subjugated

Paris, poem, poetry

sept 4 2016-wing-vshaped by faith and chisel
affixed, strong to the squall, my power
majestic resilience, my people
perhaps, looked to me for inspiration
perhaps, sought my advice before
battle, I’ll not say

sept 4 2016-wing-v-2carted off, so far away, vanquished
out of place in becalmed walls
at my feet gaggles, snapping memories
while I yearn for elements
I can not shed tears, nor caress
my beloved people

photos and poem © by DC Lessoway

Of Robust Armour

Life, Philosophy, writing

pool-sept 3 2016this, I wish
of brass made
indefatigable matter
void of grief, ache digging
at my bones
perpetually smiling, finding
the light in all things
joyful in company than in
solitude, broadening that
interdependence upon one another
making us greater, stronger beings
generating ramparts against
brutal tsunamis life doles out

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway