waking everlong

©2022 Michael Raven

trapped in waking
'lectric lines dancing
with blue fire
oktober skies fallen grey
a bad stumble
is all
drifting away like
a nameless stranger
on the wind, a
skittering russet leaf
over broken asphalt
in the distance
their hungry

outside garden walls

©2022 Michael Raven

i drag scrape raw belly
unable to stomach
more doppio dulce
words' sticky pages
treacle thick
from one instamatic
prismatic train-wreck
to the next

passionless fumbling
for an ecstatic fugue
this is heresy that i whisper
outside shadow garden walls