“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
― G.K. Chesterton,
Castles forged in snow white sands,
battle weary soldiers in simple form,
scuttle along, encased in drab armor.
Damsels trapped, captive within the
clouds of snowy rapture, weeping;
while an unfathomable liquid beauty
storms what was once some calm
the voices whispered at blood
this dream has now ended.
This Cold Realm
Into the awaiting foaming jaws of death,
we dwell tonight, misfits of something
gone before, bodies perished incinerated,
and scattered out at dawn.
Come with me,
Nothing is worth your while here
in this cold realm of the damned.
they will caress your ravens’ wings and
alabaster halo, alas vengeful resting crowns
embedded with dire sapphires and mystic
When at midnight you choose to cross that
jagged, Milken, bone bridge.
A gateway opens into the new born labyrinth,
greet the maker and the creator of mild heavens
and earth. a blood rooster crowing, shall lead
Falling out of Love
Early this morning at the front door,
before she left for work, she didn’t kiss
me like she did before, years ago; when
our love was exciting and new.
Was it the week of facial hair growth, that
turned her off? Was it my morning breath,
of teeth yet to be brushed?
We used to look past those things, but now;
we never gaze into each other’s eyes, nor do
we touch, or kiss with any intensity.
We sleep in separate beds and grow older,
wiser, more cynical.
We grow more out of love, as the world slowly
spins on its axis like a ball of yarn on fire.
Everyone goes insane, even the children have
lost their marbles.
In the news tonight there will be bloodshed,
yet no love shared, like the love we used to share
between each other.
Wayne Russell is a creative writer that was born and raised in Florida, he has traveled the world and has resided in Dunoon, Scotland and Wellington, New Zealand, currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
As of March 2016, Wayne leads an all-star cast at Degenerate Literature you can find them at the following link.
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