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Old man grows senile Can’t remember his name Lost for quite a while Wandering from where he came He swears he knew He was once born too No can’t remember that either He continues to wonder

Cynical Editor

Untimely undone Redacted finally retracted It hurts To play off the edge and fall Is the worst Why is it so bad to bounce off of the words Of those you admire, everything that you’ve heard It’s true A cynic that limits their humor to curs What life is that […]

Sinking Cities

We reached — Across separate shorelines The same sea divided us Breathing deep We jumped at the same time To swim if we must The waves carried us Further but also closer Away from the shoreline now In turbulent tides I will find you someway somehow We promised deep inside […]

Black Seraph

Seraph tears fill my inkwell I write our initials on obsidian They resonate light that fell Encompassing; your eyes the meridian Destination nowhere but here Your skin fair as moonlight Lips red like ruby Hair black as the night sky A song bird of beauty © The Sad Owl

Etymology of Hurrah

Winds of sylph carry the autumn leaves Memories cut deep; sharper than Mistilteinn Dancing in the air, slowly the world tree weaves A fate by which the gods could have never seen Demise Despair The sunrises Hot air Unbearable the heat Dries the lands The crops of fields become ash […]

Short Breath

The way. The veil of clouded vision I can’t. Find the light within, and I stop. For just a brazen moment We stop. Myself and time itself Let go. Take a breath, it will be okay. I know. To think we thought it would work out It won’t. Not even […]


Cherry blossoms like honey dribble; continuous fall Light, negligent barefooted walk on beauty Sake too strong Spirits overtake me Winced memories for love of Hiroshima Can I retrace these steps in this blizzard of falling petals   © The Sad Owl    

A Savior Siren’s Song

The rampancy of my thoughts I stop to collect The message in a bottle Sent to the sea of your soul, its depths The latency of it is not Because I don’t see your beauty yet The flow of your waves in passion I follow them in steps The map […]

Lost Ship

Targets on the wall are scrawled Messy without aim Projectile fall, gravity with stall I think myself to be lame Unable if fabled I am certainly no myth Mindful walk if a shift in lines; we drew adrift Set the course of our lost ship Sail the seas but never […]

Tears of the Frozen

A Chilling wind passes through my heart A hole that grew to tear it apart Held together by finely sewn sinew Melded forever with memories of you To keep it frozen so Deep thoughts of you don’t go The sun against my face, the skin it stays frigid The one […]