#217 of 365 – “soot and shadows”

“soot and shadows”



silence falls like rain’s forgiveness

on a hot and arid night

as worn feelings blow ragged

over a whittled, burned out fight


I have to scour my thoughts

to keep the secrets from building

and scrutinize my habits

to keep the falsehoods from spilling


as I offer up a quiet continuous prayer

to the skies

that the soot and shadows be lifted

before my tiny light dies




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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5 Responses to #217 of 365 – “soot and shadows”

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    On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM, ElevenFifty9

  2. pi314chron says:

    Very powerful, Merle! This one, I know at a personal level, but I can’t say more! (Now I have to look up the word “widdled”! That’s a new one for me! Ni, ni!)


  3. Starralee says:

    Oh WOWZA, you know how much I love this.

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