Poetry

October 10, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Craig Nye

 

By

Brian Horner

 

 

Camera

 

 

Eyes alive

Oh, you astounding never ceasing

never easing wandering eyes

with your laser dissection

and brutal and vicious intentions

 

Wait!

Record

Freeze

Frame

Fry

 

Pause

Adjust

Focus

Come together

Move in

Closer now

Almost there

 

This moment will last forever

We will petrify it in a digital memory

We will petrify it in a life never lived

 

Everything is open

Everything is Now

 

Nothing is yours

 

Nothing

 

We are simple voyeurs

traveling through wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold

 

 

Cold

A broken wintry womb lies in wait

Stoic

Breathless

 

We broke down the door of the cellar

gathering all whiskey bottles

which could be found

 

We ran through wild and dead country

with women we did not know

with lovers we dared never caress

with haters who wandered into

our circle of undying energy

This thoughtless shaky unrest

 

We drank ourselves far into this entombed season

clasping each other like

long lost oxygen

 

Breathless

Waiting

 

We do not know what will come next

We have no plans

 

We are bruised and bitten inside this frozen night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Horner

Brian Horner is an elementary school teacher in Naperville, Illinois and also the founder of Kid Innovation College, which offers academic enrichment education for students in the surrounding areas.  He writes a range of material including poetry, children’s fiction, children’s nonfiction, screenplays, and has work appearing in upcoming issues of Forth magazine.  He also enjoys playing soccer, grilling out, and eating Spaghettios at least 5 days a week.

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