Saturday, April 25, 2009

Specie of the Dark #6

I shall hate you
Like a dart of singing steel
Shot through still air
At even-tide,
Or solemnly
As pines are sober
When they stand etched
Against the sky.
Hating you shall be a game
Played with cool hands
And slim fingers.
Your heart will yearn
For the lonely splendor
Of the pine tree
While rekindled fires
In my eyes
Shall wound you like swift arrows.
Memory will lay its hands
Upon your breast
And you will understand
My hatred.

Gwendolyn Bennett, "Hatred".


itzktb said...

Very dark words and image.

runnerfrog said...

Better ones are always coming after.

itzktb said...

Thank god! (with a lower-case "g")

runnerfrog said...

Deus ex froggorum.

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