Sarah Bernhardt in Copenhagen?

An early morning terminal, a bleak sight as I walked not-so-quietly with my suitcase clank-clanking down the empty hallway. It was only moments ago that I waited for my luggage to appear on the baggage carousel, the last person standing with me sighed gleefully after his black suitcase with a blue ribbon suddenly appeared on…

Can Anybody Hear Me?

“Can anybody hear me?” I turn and peer into the darkness, My mind a little weary. The altitude kaleidoscope the chorus Of a formless song. Sing, “I’m here. I’m here.” The volcanic light beneath my feet, Erupting smoke pirouettes over me. A gentle hand, a stroke across the cheek. “Mother? Is that you?” Succumbed to…

The Tree of Life

Her stained toes clutch to the narrow cliff-edge. Prepared, crumbled stone trickle softly down the overhang. Tap tap tap, a musical echo drops like blood from the crucified lesions punctured over her crown. “Go!” the cruel wind blows, his arm the hem of her dress pointing east, a guide to follow the stones. A cool sting…

Moral Symbolism: The Book of Enoch

In 1077, Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV remained barefoot and on his knees in the snow for several days to express an act of penitence following his ex-communication by Pope Gregory VII, this symbolic gesture followed the power struggle between Church and State during the Investiture Controversy where appointed church officials had aligned their interests with…

Cracked In Two

His cold hand sinks down on my chest Burdened by a heavy wheeze, a –                               breathtaking passion dances to the fervent pressure, pushing down at –                     besotted sounds, springing forth from this…

One Little Hello

Dried petals of black stained skin peel Around the edge Her wrinkled fingers waterlogged by blood, A dehydrated beat, slowing, slow that She wakens with a gentle tap. “Don’t leave me,” she whispers, Her palms embalmed around the organ. The alkali sea sheets the sand beneath her Soft, golden sponge Cushion her knees, moored as…