open windows in the void, lights from the rubble below

Surrounding the pillar of red ocher dust with just
the one blighted window
three-quarters
of the way
up—
where flocks of white doves
used to roost;

there is no thing.

Void.

Less than the most of anything;
and more than the same and a day.

The sky is an ashen disease
streaked with black fire
alight
as the burn
of desire
itself.

“We are all in this together!”

Screams from unseen speakers,
hung in doorways
hanging
in the air of
midair—

in a voice
only a mother
could love.

What lies!

We are all burning
until
we are not!

The dust bowl
a fish bowl—and eyes
on all sides of the circle;
the spiral of angry fates churning,
laughing
as
We—
The nation
of sovereign ghosts

drown.

There is a face
behind the white curtain window.

It stays
just out of sight.

The pillar
can’t recognize
either darkness or light,
all it knows
is somewhere:
a window.

And the storm rages on like a microbe expanse
in the heart of a curious dream—
where the dreamer’s eyes flutter in
madness and screw,
and each eye’s lash
holds one lost
lone dove,

in the matter of sand
funnel STORM.

He is
building tall ladders
and digging deep holes
and expanding his vision to dust—
providing his host more delusions;

more candy to feed the night sky

as it sucks
each grain down
the throat through the hole
in the red chatter-
pillar of head;

framing thoughts
in the mind
at the window,
which prompted the dream
to begin.

I know better than to dream of escape—

it is escape from the dream
I am after.

But we, in the turret, be
Dreamers!
with daggers
in the spine of

I, at the window—
smiling at the dead bird’s remains.

We are all in this alone
until
we are not!

and the white doves return
on their own.

© Kristin Reynolds 10 17 2010

open windows in the void, lights from the rubble below

sesheshet

Joined July 2010

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more doom and gloom—with just the slim possibility for light at the end—from the girl in the turret with long golden braids.
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