dark (leaving)

leaving. 16" x 20". pastel and conte on paper.

slipping quietly away

it took so long

the leaving

mute as shadows

step by quiet step by

tiptoed second

the slow disappearing

barely noticeable

the slow increments

of separation

the widening chasm

the darkening distance

between the leaving

and the left

the left behind

the wreckage

 the stripped bones

the abandoned child

the sheets of insomnia

the barbed and broken

understanding

slipping quietly away

taking nothing

leaving everything

to the silent drifts of night

drawing and poem by clinock.

dark (april fools)

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two foolish ones

attempt

a meaningful conversation

in the night

on the doorstep of spring

their words

slow syllables

emerging

fragmenting

dissolving

their words

dance dark

and

dizzying waltzes

stumbling

falling

under starless skies

they cannot agree

who has the key

to the door

forgetting

it is never

locked

wanting to leave

but tangled

in webs of words

paralyzed

by the spider’s eye

two foolish ones

in the dark

struggling

to speak

to hear

while beyond the door

quiet

brightness

waits

 

poem and art by clinock.

acrylic and mixed media on paper. 12″ x 10″.