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These Words Unfurled

written by: J C Thomas

@authorjcthomas

 

However green the past might seem,
It matters not,
for the mind can dream.
A longed-for sense of time 
   and place.
     A soul un-fenced.
        A smiling face.
          A figure blurred
An untold word
   A rhyme not sang 
      A bell not rang.
The past IS a distant place.
                                                 Far from here; beyond all trace.
The glass is full.
The flowers come.
The white washing now all done.
The clouds have emptied.
The garden grows.
But the birds are yet to sing.
My body; subject to change and chance.
As the earth moves around the sun.
There’s time to tell another story.
Here and there.
Forever more.
A tale of Mars, the unborn brother.
Kin.
Sibling to sisters, Venus and Earth.
The red dust settles
                                         On
                                                 my mind.
Adrift in an ocean of chaos.
 Calm and serenity.
A figure emerges from the depths.
Tumbles and falls upon the steps.
         Many levels.
Many floors.
Hidden doors and corridors.
Mezzanines afloat on fire. 
Lace curtains held up with wire.
The light let in,
Makes shadows on the walls.
We see them now, but not before.
Darkness.
A bolted door.
   A hidden floor.       
      A trap door.
Under the Turkish rug.

 Indulgent words!
New connections.
Neurons fire.
Cells unite.
A liar.
In flames.
Reigns.
A drop of poison in the dust.
It clings like
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V
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Y
It must.
Like flesh to bone.
A seed unsown.
   A mask on loan.
      A mobile phone on silent.
Unheard, my knife to slice the world wide open and hear the song out-spoken.
Gravity weighs on all of us.
 It bellows and it fears
For it does not know the way home.
You see the path.
It has been shown.
Adapt your tone, ascend the graph.
Humans on the move.
These words are now unfurled.

J C Thomas

J C Thomas

Jenny's debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an eco-fantasy novel. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of the West of England in 2011. She spent two semesters abroad at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, USA. This is where she began writing Awakening Worlds. She recently graduated with an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Bristol. In her early twenties, she volunteered at a school for disadvantaged Burmese youth. There, she led creative writing and drama workshops. She also worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley desert, Western Australia. She teaches English online by day and writes fiction and poetry by night. She is currently working on a novella to be released in 2021.
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