Next to ambitious colors of his image,
I remain amphibious,
lacking the sane view of reason,
embracing the alchemy of dreaming.
Pale and altered, her beauty,
grey strands of regret weave
through cornflower fields
whose scent I barely remember.
This past winter’s rime lingers in his eyes.
Droplets of subdued laughter
crystaled at the corners,
dipped in icebound summers.
Her worn out air of irresolution
hangs heavy; thunderheads
muster for battle, threatening
to blow me away.
Seeking hands belong to a stranger,
fervent perjuries to the crowkeeper.
Heart and mind adamantine,
enpierced no more by love.
I stand alone in shadow,
watching an Amaranth moon –
beautiful, undying; slipping
beyond my reach.
– a collaboration, written by Dajena and Ryan.
It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to write this poem with Dajena from Moonskittles. I’m a huge fan of the grace, imagery and passion she incorporates into her writing and hoped some of her magic might rub off onto my own drab words.
I don’t know that my drawn-out writing process is particularly conducive to a collaboration, but Dajena was an absolute joy to write with and I enjoyed the experience greatly. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit her site, please do so now – you will be blown away.