“Stand and Fall” Poem

It’s the strangest thing to feel your heart stop beating

Even just a pause
For just a moment
Before you tilt forward with your toes gripping the edge

But you’re already falling
Or you’ve been falling
And the passage of time is sluggish and disorienting

You don’t know when
You don’t know why
And there’s nothing to catch you as far as you can see

No ground below you
No walls around you
Just air or water or darkness or tears or blood or shadow

You’re falling in
You’re drowning in
You stand there on the edge and you fall in unison

Perpetual suspension
Perpetual motion
And then a beat echoes through the nothing and everything

And though you stand
And though you fall
Life goes on again with the beat of a heart

“Scream” Poem

The fabric of the world
Strains and stretches,
Torn apart at the seams.

The threads snap… snap… snap,
Leaving rents across the sky.
And the world screams.

Snap. Scream. Snap. Scream.

Fire curls around each tear,
Carving out the jagged scars,
Blazing light through darkness.

Flaming bolts strike… strike… strike.
The burning and ripping hurts,
And the pain worsens the mess.

Strike. Scream. Strike. Scream.

Stars fall loosed from the night,
A deluge of broken diamonds
Cried in countless cold droplets.

The wind heaves a sob… sob… sob
The tears flow to floods –
A storm the world cannot forget.

Sob. Scream. Sob. Scream.

Snap. Strike. Sob.

Scream.