The Discontent

an eerie quietness filled my ears
dark stillness piercing my ever stagnant eyes
aromaless stench tearing at my nostrils
nothing upon my tongue tantalizing taste buds
touching nothing my fingers float aimlessly
another day in the monotony of me

Conte Crayon on Handmade Paper

Conte Crayon on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2016

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Rebirth – World Poetry Day

playfully swirling
a cool wind scatters gumnuts across a rusty tin roof
spilt seeds bouncing randomly
waiting to be blown across the late autumn sky

tumbling and falling
finding a final resting place
a soft patch of silky dirt

snuggling in
they await the warmth of spring
the soft patter of rain
the miraculous transformation

a sapling

Dawn Whitehand Gumnut Sketch

Pen on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2016

 

 

trapped

crashing relentlessly
reverberating in my ears
your scream
piercing my haggard brain
untempered brutality
bruising my pulpy flesh
vitriolic words
destroying my once sane mind

only you

Wax on Paper

Wax on Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2016