abandon

abandon

As published in Soundbyte on January 9, 2019.
      • ambient echoes
        • eclipse the dreamscape
          • with the chiliad murmurs
            • of a cold spectre
              • spelling its ominous wrath
                • in lion-tongued vapours;
                  • writhing,
                    • whispering,
                      • withering,
                        • the old winds
                          • disperse their deadening essence,
                            • entombing humanity’s foliate soul
                              • within the greying silence of grisly eternity.

 

                                • no celestial song
                                  • mourns the dull passage
                                    • of these stirless creatures,
                                      • panged by their stark bondage;
                                        • no watchful spirit
                                          • breaks into ired being
                                            • before their holocaust,
                                              • their dead reckoning.

 

                                              • only in the forgetting—
                                                • that sun-blind forgetting amidst the desert—
                                                  • can the last, fallen gods
                                                    • walk the waking worlds
                                                      • on the back of that old, coiling serpent.