A childish game of chance
With a roll of the dice
Your fortunes are blessed by ladders
And cursed by serpents.
The youthful day warming in radiant beams of energy
Prickly green blades tickling bare feet
Bumblebees buzzing their Honey Symphony
Serenading Mother’s enchanted roses
Who surrender sweet intoxicating potions to spellbound noses.
Swaying in protective arms
Gazing up into dark hazel eyes
Gold flecks sparking lightning bolts of recognition
My soul mate.
At my hooves
Forcing me forward in unwanted directions.
Fearing the stabbing pain of its teeth.
A warrior worn from a cancerous battle
Lays down his sword of strength and shield of will
“I just want to have a nice long nap”
Turning out the light with a kiss.
Pointless wandering loss in dank underground blackness
Blind, cut off, suffocating
Familial miners digging for the healing surface
Knocking on walls. Can you hear our pain?
Encompassing all that was, is, and shall be
Existential thoughts, memories, and wishes of a lifetime
Will it burst?
Soaring in misty cloaks of imagination
Cresting mountains of creation
Swooping down valleys of lessons learned
Gliding over glistening waters of wisdom
Migrating across vast memories
Horseshoe Lake Road trapping the distracted traveller
In its deceptive web
Sucking out the life force from her best laid plans.
Colourful images painted in bits of black
Ebony lines undulating laughter, fear, loathing, and fantasy
Across an undefined white
Whispering dreams into countless possibilities.
Fighting what is immutable.
Forcing what was not meant for you.
Failing to accept your flaws.
By green lights of passion
All the way to your ultimate destiny.