Love

your sharp words
rip through my heart
claw like
tearing shreds
viciously
thick red blood
dripping
visible only to me
splattering my consciousness
blurring my vision
poisoning my soul

Wax on Handmade Paper

Wax on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

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A Dream Within A Dream

I asked if it were really you
in my hazy sleepiness
and you answered
“yes indeed it is really me
I am not a dream
within your dream”

so I let you in trusting
pulling back the sheets
and covering you gently

then as you turned to me smiling
your face slowly dissolved
and startled I awoke

bright morning sunlight piercing my face
demanding I awake
for yet another day

or is this

again another dream within a dream?

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

alzheimer’s

A memory once forgotten
nudges the edge of consciousness
looming transparent blue gray
beckoning silent elusive
yet remaining frayed
just beyond grasp
forever gone
absent

Oil and Soft Pastel on Handmade Paper

Oil and Soft Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014