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Blackout

lights flicker, flutter, flash, fail

blackout [loud silence]

candles lit: chase away creeping darkness

but, always creeps back

rain pounds-wind howls

flash: lights! jubilation (short-lived)

flicker, flash, false hopes, fail

blackout [loud silence]

cold numbs: fire melts

lanterns move-from-room to room

shifting shadow: grasping at smoke

no time- night stretches limbs

cold clouded sun. no solace

blackout [loud silence]



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RevLid said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm:
Love the "loud silence". Your poetry is funny and smart and makes me think over and over, "That is SO true!"
 
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Bean said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 4:40 am:
Omigosh Kelsey! I love you poems!!! please send more! You're talented in so many ways.
 
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Tapioca said...
Feb. 20, 2009 at 3:33 am:
Another great poem, Kelsey. Keep them coming!
 
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