felo-de-se(1)

felo-de-se(1)

A Poem by j.r.

as a sorrowful sun sinks

into the surrounding countryside,

and turns its e'er watchful eye

from this church bell-tower;

gloom advances from its corners,

gaining from light's loss.

 

the flap of feather'd wings

decorticate cobwebs from rafters.

wooden beams seemingly hang

free in empty space;

 

(motion)

 

the groan of  an overburden'd rope,

a toppl'd chair upon a grey, speckl'd floor,

a fading shadow 'gainst a wall,

the toll of a silent thing swinging. 

© 2010 j.r.


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Author's Note

j.r.
(1) latin for felony of the self, i.e. suicide

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j.r.
j.r.

Soldotna, AK



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hello! :0) i'm a 31 year old poet from arkansas originally, but now live in alaska. i enjoy writing [obviously ;0P], reading, fishing, hiking, karaoke, and just chillin' with friends. most all of t.. more..

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