NIGHT (dark) LOSTThe church spire lunged up toward the heavens,
piercing the clouds and making splinters of stars
that fizzled and dazzled in the blackness of night.
The shadowed cobbled walkways were now empty,
and midnight and its neon signs screamed of adventure,
making promises to all those who were lost and alone.
Long litter lined streets, stalked by loud youths and
too naked women, who criss cross the concrete like chalk.
This is no place for fearful souls who can not face the shadows.
Myriad headlights, cars rushing on their way to somewhere else,
except for those that slow crawl the circle of city streets,
looking for short skirts and street corners.
Sitting on this cold hard bench, amidst the take away cartons,
the drunken shouts, and the smell of stale urine in the air,
I close my eyes and try to remember who I am.
DAY (light) FOUND
I was fearful and lost,alone and in need of adventure,
the circle that I was walking was too small.
I paced the streets,
searching for something concrete,
I was looking for signs, looking for salvation.
Effervescent water splashed,
creating music in the cobbled courtyard,
the church spire towering like a needle sewing clouds.
I looked up at crows whirling,
acrobats in their blue sky playground
and I imagined they were calling out my name.
And the moment sparkled,
called on me to remember something,
something long forgotten or maybe never known.
Myriad doorways flung themselves open
and the muddy stream of my thoughts settled at last.
In that pure clear water was a perfect reflection of my face.
Written for this weeks wordle at The Sunday Whirl
I had trouble with this weeks wordle words!
Church and cobbled just didn't seem to flow into anything I wanted to write.
So I persisted and actually wrote three different pieces. I have put two of them in this post as I think (hope) that they work together.
As always even with words that make me stumble, I really enjoy the wordles.
- Susannah :-)