A cough/choke shatters the skull pitch black
night sky no moon
A child at church
runs away from his guardian.
I wish I were him.
hide and seek, peek-a-boo, tag
illusion of liberation by night
The games not yet imagined.
The running away patterned
so sleep in the bedroom of your youth
the white walls, crosses and icon borders
not even a hint of the past turmoil
shut the door underneath the stairway
shut out the breathing above into no visible light
wounded escape to nowhere, dripping blood.
Loves lost in darkness.
I mean, empty
It had to
the universe leaving
There is nothing to request at the time of parting lighter than unknown
wrongs carrying weight.
Fall from grace
on the land of black snow
shivering death chatters to echo life
that thou must accept me, exactly.