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whyles

whyles

A Poem by highonwords


he, for a boy, wrote about flowers,wrote about graveyards, not death,but peace lying wait far from what's neari knew he didn't need to get that far,st..
the amber room

the amber room

A Poem by highonwords


it was square or one too many-sided,its walls were loved by many hands,its windows were loved by many eyes,the sky beyond the ceiling was prayed to,th..
pits and fortresses

pits and fortresses

A Poem by highonwords


you are a stretch of forgotten reason,beyond the mute, twinkling bend,the rain completely erased,there is only an everlasting mirrorno color, no solid..
far from the white, sweeping houses

far from the white, sweeping houses

A Poem by highonwords


these wide and tall houses,you measure with resolute arms,the stakes of an enclosure,mountains frozen to stillnesswe are open-mouthed, stunnedat the p..
box

box

A Poem by highonwords


i. Sundays were short and exact,tombstones and photographs -of the family dog,the candles, the trees,the ash, Grandmother's handsas bare as a naked pe..
birds and their shadows

birds and their shadows

A Poem by highonwords


a circle of black slivers,fusing, dividing between tensile bones,the flight of shivers intricately defined,from the mound of your spine,to as far as y..
Grace

Grace

A Poem by highonwords


from here on out is a vast empty space,did God feel like this before Adam -Certainly there was God and in His heart,the universe, and we made God happ..
do wolves ever...

do wolves ever...

A Poem by highonwords


the men, do they listen?before the day peels itself,from their eyes -is the dark unawareof its own darkness -that, and stranger,it swallows the light,..
the sequel to a bloom

the sequel to a bloom

A Poem by highonwords


the movies do not mention,the moments that break you,that scatter everythingthat came before -the heart knowsit is not the final note,but the curved l..
i still drown

i still drown

A Poem by highonwords


some things take me back -to sleep over a century,to lay down my heart,a mile away from you,to lose the hurtthat when i wake,i would see a sign of the..