aricoloured, head spinning, ebb and flow below V asy now, no need to go E eflect on your decision. No! R aking my leave now T ’m stepping out I asping, grasping G blivion. O
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #82 photo prompt.
Image credit: Unsplash @ Sean Robertson The image shows. a view of a busy street from the top of a tall building. Down below you can see traffic and pedestrians
Concealed behind that plain façade
silently observing yet unobserved you creep along obscure corridors listening at keyholes, capturing confidences pocketing intrigues and salting them away.
Green mantle cloaked, you traverse the town
sniffing out secrets, ferreting for indiscretions licking spoons that stir the pot snatching skeletons from cupboards to one day share and spill.
Nothing escapes your inimical attention
under your watch, people scarcely sleep they mind their tongues, mind other people’s but blank of countenance and with eyeless innocence for now your secrets stay safe with me.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #81 photo prompt.
Image credit: Unsplash @ Victoria Strukovskaya The image shows. a closed wooden gate with the number 28.5 written on it with chalk. The gate is surrounded by thick green creepers
What secrets lie behind those sightless eyes?
What words remain unspoken by those muted lips? Splendid in your solitude, presiding over barren sands Relic of antiquity made inscrutable by time.
Awed, we gaze upon your enigmatic face
Charmed by the essence of your fading gaze Veiled in ancient mystery, emblem of eternity Focused on a future which persists beyond our ken.
Come, rise phoenix-like from that aeolian tomb!
Ascend the dunes and navigate the silken sands of yore Spirit traversing the tracks of vanished acolytes A wild wind whispering the secrets of the past.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #80 photo prompt.
Image credit: Unsplash Alka Jha @ The image showst. the Sphinx in the desert of Giza, Egyp
each night, enveloped in scarlet
golden sun slides under blue blankets gossamer strands of lingering light caress cooling sands waves wash upon the shore, breaking breaking, unceasingly breaking erasing away the day
each night, cloaked in obsidian
silver moon shakes out her gown scattering glittering pennies over wine-dark skies waves wash upon the shore, breaking breaking, unceasingly breaking hailing a new dawn
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #79 photo prompt.
Image credit: Philippe D @ Unsplash The image shows . a lighthouse situated on a small island. The sun is setting behind the lighthouse, colouring the sky in beautiful shades of orange and pink
Dusk melts seductively Into soft velvet Night Now darkness descends Expectation Revives
Forever, I’ll long to hold you again On this date when I Remember
This is our special night When I set the table, anticipating, longing for you Oh, I will always be longing for you.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #78 photo prompt.
Image credit: Gabriella Clare Marino@ Unsplash The image shows . a table set for two people. The location seems to be outdoors, in an alley
In the calm of the evening
walking on wet sand the soft scratch of silica caresses my naked feet
I lift my face skywards
tasting the salt-laden breeze sharpened by thyme-scented air filtering from hushed hillsides
As the sun slips into the ocean
bronze and crimson flares flash across the rolling cobalt waves soon swallowed into darkness
Resting on a sea-smoothed rock
my feet wetted with cool water I flare a sulphurous match touching it to the lantern’s wick
A pool of golden light
fills the darkness of my heart as I remember the evenings when you were still here.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #77 photo prompt.
Image credit: Andrew Morris @ Unsplash The image shows a lantern sitting on the wet sand of a beach. There are fairy lights inside the lantern.
Porcelain cheeks, rosebud mouth
hide cunning mischief that lurks inside.
Dropping your decorous robe
lascivious lips curl around murmured persuasions nuzzling nakedness your smile beguiles
A shiver down a sinuous spine
foraging finger tips fathom a sharp intake of breath sensuous rhythms rock together forever
Dawn slides into morning
decorum is restored; appearance is all.
Written in response to
‘s Sadje photo prompt. What do You See #76
Image credit: GoranH on Pixabay The image shows a small porcelain angel sitting in a prayer mode.
Starlight pricks heaven’s violet mantle
Evening shades fade to velvet umber
Luminous in languorous liquid light
Eternal sentinel of mortal slumber
Never failing, forever wax and waning
Enduring, eternal moon.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #75 photo prompt.
Image credit: Jasmin Chew@ Unsplash The image shows a young woman looking up at the sky where a new moon is visible. Her stance is meditative.
Selene is the Greek goddess of the moon. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.
sand at the back of the throat chords strung taut bloated tongue, swells says nothing.
time runs through the hourly glass empty now confession calls tell nothing.
life sands of time spilling out dunes shifting time, after all is nothing.
Written in response to Sadje ’s What Do You See #4 6 photo prompt. Image credit: Dan Grinwis – Unsplash
Dark trees, darkened house, sense of dread inside your head.
Go on, step softly, lest he hear you What goes on inside that house?
Light spills out, a shadow moves Hold your breath, keep still, keep calm!
The light grows stronger, pulls you near. Sense of dread inside your head.
You look up, the figure beckons. Sense of dread inside your head.
Gripped by his gaze he draws you in. Sense of dread inside your head.
You venture onward, up the stairs. Sense of dread inside your head.
Dark trees, darkened house, no longer have that sense of dread? Come closer now, you’re almost there Welcome to the vampire’s lair!
Written in response to Sadje ’s photo prompt. What Do You See #31 Image credit: Art Tower on Pixabay