The Collector

A trophy on a shelf
Floured in dust
Spider web’s lace
Drifting in a draught

Ensnared by
Don Quixote dreams
Dulcinea languishing
In visions of windmills

A heart beating slow
A pulse barely there
The twinkle gone
Rust settling in

Held in chains of
Duty
Obligation
Forever after

Dark blood
Seeping
From a wound
Too small to see

Legs dangling
Over the abyss
Heart on a string
Breathing ever slower

Enchanted
By broken promises
Hexed
By black and white

Dreaming
King Arthur dreams
Guinevere longing
For the boat to Avalon

A trophy on a shelf
Rarely taken down
Chained to the wall
Painting shadows.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

The Collector

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Something that’s been going round in my head…

See my illustration Shelved which is on a similar theme.


MCN: C94K6-K5FF8-PAHB7

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