Denial

a thin layer of
smog
in frozen silence
hovers
my eyes quitting
close
eerie ambience wafts
veiled
floating acrid aroma
tempting
eyes that won’t look
because
only death remains

Wax on Handmade Paper

Wax on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

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The Danger of Man-Gazing

you left me standing desolate the day before
your crazed eyes searing my impaled soul
dragging my wrenched heart in your wake
a bloodied broom erasing your footsteps

luscious hair streaming gold in the breeze
You forgot that I man-gazed longingly
your head bobbing as I watched you retreat
a shimmering dot decreasing into the distance

and then gone….

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Wax on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

New Years Resolution

to let you not go
to watch in loud silence
to peer into bright darkness
to see the murky light
to dance on lead clouds
to gaze at dying stars
to listen and not learn
to accept the expected good
to realise the inevitable bad

to embrace only myself

to finally sleep peacefully

Embossed Paper Drawing with Wet Clay

Embossed Paper Drawing with Wet Clay

© Dawn Whitehand 2014