Rise, Sun…

catapult through
the cacophony of silence
sever it like
a blade through flesh
and watch the horizon
bleed crimson
as it takes
its first
breath

© Poetry from the Inkwell 2019

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A Post Dickens Era Perspective

“…they had better do it [die], and decrease the surplus population.”
Ebeneezer Scroooge,
A Christmas Carol

a spire
falls
the rich
rush
to donate
hundreds of millions
while three billion people
continue to endure
extreme poverty

*In France, 8 million people live in poverty, 140 thousand people are homeless and of those 30 thousand are children. Globally, nearly 3 billion live below the poverty line.

© Poetry from the Inkwell 2019

Songbird

some songbirds
stop tweeting
when the sun goes down
but not the one
living in my heart
her songs
have no beginning
no end
and keep safe –
within each beat –
the symphonies
we write

© Poetry from the Inkwell 2019