not today

the wind whistles through the hollows
plucking spider webs like guitar strings
glittering notes cutting through warm flesh
blood blooming in criss-cross patterns
dripping, melting into black silk
into the vastness of the night sky
starry loneliness swirling, dancing
like pearly crescendos in an alien song

the pulling of the black hole is stronger
and no shining light right at the end
just more velvet inky blackness
crawling in lines across the white, white page
syllables of discontent and struggle
fragments of heart shards and pins
zombies walking across the paper
not alive and not quite dead,
but never giving up their half life,
because what else is there
but going on tick-tock like a clock
until the battery runs out and
the words become phrases and
begin to make a kind of sense

       some when
       some how
       some time

       some way
       some other time
       but not today

with the rain spitting against the window
and the cold drafts sliding through the cracks
and my heart in a hollow deep in the woods
in the dark where only the wolf comes a-visiting

       some when
       some how
       some time

       some way
       some other time
       but not today

in the cold light of the morning
with night looming all the way
from yesterday to next year
and back again.


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

not today

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Comments 16

Artist's Description

It’s raining today…. always makes me miserable.


MCN: C7M9T-USCJ3-YCJDK

Artwork Comments

  • SimplyRed
  • Sybille Sterk
  • eoconnor
  • Sybille Sterk
  • JUSTART
  • Sybille Sterk
  • autumnwind
  • Sybille Sterk
  • Donna19
  • Sybille Sterk
  • © Angela L Walker
  • Sybille Sterk
  • TheWanderingBoo
  • Sybille Sterk
  • SimplyRed
  • Sybille Sterk
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.