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sotto voce

written by: Rochelle Foles

@shellilouwho

 

alluring astute astounding

       creature

        born of

 

 moonlightraysandkissesofoceanwavesonbaretoesatmidnight

pleads

 

sotto voce

as the hiss of the gaslights grow still

and darkness

        e     n       v    e    l     o      p      e     s       t   h
e     r    o    o  m

         like death taking a young child while innocently playing

 

         despite her   des  pair it cry

 

she could not be heard

for they did not see

                          her

 

trapped there

  betwixt

         the fall and the rise

 

              a ray of the full moon for ever trapped in her own eclipse

                                         seeingallyetforeverunseen

brilliancetrapedintheblackholeofeternalnight

born under a wrong star

sun extinguished

nothing rising stillhopeagainhopeagainhopeagainhopeonhopealways as

                                    whispers f

                                                      a

                                                         l

                                                           l

 

muteondeafearsfearsaretruerthanboogiemenunderthebed

 

moon aglo behind her with no mirror to reflect

             her luminosity

                  into the endless night

 

                                       she & her

                                       solitaryexistance

                                                   into

 

 infin i..........

                                               t

Rochelle Foles

Rochelle Foles

Rochelle began writing at the age of twelve. Encouraged by her local librarian, she cut her poetic teeth on ee cummings, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, all of whom continue to influence her writing today.

She is a logophile and her playful attitude towards words can often be seen in her writing through her use of fonts, space, spelling and design.

She considers it a privilege to be read and to be an active contributor to Spillwords.
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