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VALLEY OF SKULLS

An eagle circles,
vultures
patiently wait,
the Moon
turns her back,
tired witness
to Death’s
indiscriminate touch,
an owl watches
with knowing sight,
a spider
weaves another web
to capture sleeping thoughts
laying in wait
to shoot.

I graze
in the valley of skulls,
a naked boat
on a river of bones,
barefoot
I walk on splintered time,
hollow eyes
watching my steps
with serpents’
guarded memories,
silent tongues
flicking
fossilised stories
laying in wait,
mute.

Ancestral winds
scratch and bite,
whipping fading beliefs,
shivering voices
moaning forgotten testaments
from mountain headstones
to friends and foes
in skeletal embrace
below as one,
of a promised land
in blood sunset,
beyond rusty swords
and translucent armour,
laying in wait
unholy fruit.

Dreams crunch
beneath kneeling prayers
as I crawl
through litany of words
searching for glory,
and honour,
and grace
in osseous graveyard,
my own blood
trickling
from seeking wounds,
painting new history
on tempered bones
laying in wait
to take root.

VALLEY OF SKULLS

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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Dear friends…..many apologies for not being around to comment to all your works…..I will endeavour to visit from time to time in next few weeks. I do a daily fleeting scan to keep the thread alive and I read lolowe’s piece HERE which prompted me to write this.

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