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red roofs

it's an endless space
that blessed place
of nails and prophecy

where an angry bridegroom
mourns a bride
he never knew

where a lost soul
wanders and jingles
a beggar's purse sized heart

where kisses
soothe like wine
or sting like fire ants

where a mother
holds her son singing
safe tonight

it's an endless space
that blessed place
of nails and prophecy

where the moon
passes over
red roofs bright


rene ~ April 2013
for The Mag



pillars of sand

a reputation on trial
dirt
from the offending transgression
under many pointed fingernails
yet
this sin was her name
her sin alone

they summoned
him
to begin the breaking
of a body to dust
locked and loaded
they waited comfortably
blind to a fault

he held up a stick
as he listened to testimonials
solid as stone towers
silently picking away
at their foundations
counting each speck
knowing each name

spelling truths in the sand
he sang
all you righteous
pitiful fools
look at the bottom
of your filthy soles
i've got news for you

eyes burned open wide
stained hands thudded stones
to earth unspent
go on and walk away
free and uneasy now
walk the way of peace
from now on

Peace ~ Rene *Previously published and reworked for d'Verse Poets Open Link Night