THE GRACKLES' SCREAM

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If I was snow 

emotionless and silent, 

still as 

frozen waters, 

the lily-coloured self 

spread out into Neverland, 

blank alabaster skin 

made not to sense nor feel, 

with a heart of crystal gems 

sparkling like ice 

or precious diamonds, 

hard to break - 

 

would it suffice to quiet down 

the murmur of the past 

the whispers in the dark 

  of a dead man's legacy

and all the ashes yearning? 

By Mary Margaret. Park Et. al.

FACES' OF EVE

   (F)aces of eve

pieces of you, pieces of me

normalcy in degrees

transparent 

opaque

blackness

my words have tumbled 

into a dark void

lost in the answer and call

of blackbirds

 

an interruption

shrieking chaos

shredding the peace

my brief respite has

ended 

the blackbirds have returned

and I’ve grown weary 

 

vultures 

stealing normalcy in degrees

transparent

opaque

blackness

the grackles scream

mocking humanity

they’ve sent reason

away

 

for now, there is only blackness 

better days reside

in the opaque silence of yesteryear

clarity’s window has closed

I can see you waving

on the other side 

but the words tumbling from my lips

have no meaning

you are trapped behind the glass

 

the grackles scream

within us

pieces of me, pieces of you

normalcy in degrees

Transparent

Opaque

Blackness...