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30 Poems in 30 Days #30 – It Is Finished

The dust settles Not falling from its perch In the heavy air Twilight wanes Giving way To a haunting night The trumpet’s echo Rings across Scorched lands The final shadow Falls like a curtain Over an ungrateful world The ages tremble History weeps The ground

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30 Poems in 30 Days #28 and #29 – Almost There

The Horizon Darkness settles The night extends its cold tendrils On the shadowed horizon Light springs Each day’s new beckoning On the lighted horizon All things begin All things end Upon that infinite horizon Pulsing Thump thump Goes the throb Neverending Forgetting to stop Thump

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30 Poems in 30 Days #20 – Deafening

Can you hear it? Of course you can’t If you could bare it You still wouldn’t It’s so painful Beyond imagination Endless Calling hungry ghosts from the darkness It sounds when you least desire it Silences when you most want it It is beyond you

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30 Poems in 30 Days #17 – Wild

It is the power of flesh The seduction Of its form That draws your breath Whispers of blond Flutter in the shallow breeze Hazel lakes Glitter in the warm sunlight You sink into the moment Are lost In the wild

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30 Poems in 30 Days #16 – Numbers

Numb They are counted off Singular One at a time Identities lost To the most basic algebra Their skin blends Hair falls to the ground Eyes close Shadows fade We count the dead Writing them into the ledger of history

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30 Poems in 30 Days #15 – Unwelcome Guest

An empty knock On the hollow door Echos bounce In empty halls Unsettled dust Shifts restlessly Upon forgotten banisters Remembering hands That once trailed there Pale sunlight Greyed by age Drips Onto rotting floorboards Ages end New ones begin In this empty castle The door