Delaying The Questions

Abandoned buildings.
Lonely forgotten places.
They make coffee with my emotions. Mixed, unsettled, unsettling.
Reminding me of my mortality – and loneliness
Like a shadow that hides in sunlight but never quite leaves us.
Reaching out, hoping for an embrace.
But I escape to the safety of modern infrastructure, the sights drowning my thoughts till they settle.


Night’s Revel

She cared nothing for the clichéd light of day

She reveled in her sullied darkness –

Self-sufficient, encompassing…

With a smile as sudden and charged as lightning.