Anna von Österreich : Writing

Gardenias

Gardenias

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


You will grow outof meeventually.You will fall asleepwithout sayinggoodnight.You will have your teawith a littlelemonand notremember why.You will seea..
Nevada Midnight

Nevada Midnight

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


I can see the end of the road;a sandy bluff hiding in the thistleswhere the asphalt crumbles.A distance that the headlightsdon't quite reach out tobut..
Lazarus House

Lazarus House

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


I looked down into the darkbetween the floorboardswhere demons come knocking.When silence hung heaviestI could see a man in theretapping at the tiles ..
Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


I feel ill when I wake upfrom the want to talk and havingno words to fill an empty page.Something hiding in my stomachhungers for the lull of the stor..
Of Salt & Oranges

Of Salt & Oranges

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


Something long dead andaged, drowned in barreled wine;floated up to drooping ceiling tileslike an orange peel bobbing atthe underside of some lonely p..
January

January

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


I wanted so badly to write you booksand poems I could sealwith lavender and wax from aburning candle.It's a shamethat you don't like to read.Words don..
The Last Line

The Last Line

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


I stand at the edge of a drop-off;the roots of trees gnarled out intothe dead zone where a fog hangs--it is empty and cold out there.Do I fall?A tingl..
Wendigo

Wendigo

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


Dad-I left my jacket at home.It's cold out here and thesky has gone dark.There's something following-in the underbrush, the trees.There's something ou..
Lux

Lux

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


Blood pools in rings of salt;moonlit-- absent from time.Smoke stings your eyes untilyour clawing fit subsides.What is left of you isn'tvery human anym..
Ersine

Ersine

A Poem by Anna von Österreich


The world is beautiful in the eye of the storm--it is most vibrant in the calm between sufferings.Where a period of grief leaves a heavy fogthe briar ..

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