Stagnant Light

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Doing my best to re-integrate onto this site!! I’ve been away for far too long, so please look forward to regular content from me from this point forward!


It was, that first time that we met

I thought I saw my visage in your eyes

But I cannot let myself forget 

How such a reflection became webbed in lies


It is intimate for someone to reflect your hope

As we only reflect the objects of our heart

Glinting so softly, yet in her soul’s kaleidoscope 

I was the only shimmering part 


Caught in her focus, And in earnest keeping

I observed a white, hot smoldering fragment

An obtuse glare yearning, yellow/white light seeping

Bubbling forth from a caldera which was stagnant 


Upon the surface, in my eyes a specter

Of myself as both a woman and man 

Portraying grass, bees, the flowers and nectar 

Disturbed to the core, I’ll admit that I ran


Viewed from afar as a shadow mist settling

The caldera’s roots roved, coarse now and gnashing

I felt my flesh seethe, loath of such nettling

 Infused in my blood, a revelation flashing 

To suffer never a light equally stinging

Muddled and cloudy, my image contorting

A weighted cloak upon the bones clinging

Submitted: April 03, 2021

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