Daisy Chains

Words drip-dropping like rain
Onto sun drenched skin
Glimmering dust motes
Held by nets of golden sun beams
In a heart full of darkness
       Before the light of day
       At the darkest hour
       With no map nor sign
       Just more questions
Forget-me-knot stars
Head down to earth
With comet tails and
Tickle the soft skin
Under the chin
       A smile brightens eyes
       To star shine glitter
       Drip-dropping jewel trails
       Of words never to be forgot
Lost in a moment
When exultation strikes like lightning
Memory returns with thunderclaps
Gusts of desert winds
Haunt the empty halls
       Deep in the recesses of the soul
       Keening with banshee wails
       Reminders of not quite-healed-never-will
       Drip-dropping tears on deaf ears
Placid where they fall
Growing roots into the paper-dry skin
Bleaching sunlight memories into
The bones of yesteryear’s harvest
Reaching to the sky and beyond to
       Grasp for the truth to be had
       Amongst star shine
       In the cold of empty space
       Drip-dropping pearls of wisdom
Onto the black fertile ground
Scattering rainbow glamours of
Might-be, maybe and perhaps to
Be picked like sweet berries
From the apple tree in Eden
       Daisy-chained together for
       A necklace to be worn at daybreak
       For the delectation of
       The passing clouds.

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

Daisy Chains

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Dedicated to Lisa Jewell for her beautiful mind, her generous heart and her wonderful poetry. :-)


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