Tag Archives: Skeletons

Sky Raft (Poems and Fragments)

They pulled back. Left to build something. A retreat to the forest and mountains, the genesis of the Sky Raft. The way its light glowed, the settlement appeared to levitate, rising from the ground, into the trees and into the … Continue reading

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Doors

The house stands alone, the other houses having abandoned it. The roof tiles are slipping, the guttering cracked and broken. There are no windows and a porch, decayed to the point of non-existence. A solitary door resides in the middle … Continue reading

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The Mansion

You told people you didn’t need a map. You said it would be a short journey from the city to the village. You did need a map. Hours of wandering have left you lost, very lost and what should be … Continue reading

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Skeletons (Poems)

Moonlight clearing skeletons dance around the fire Cloud of dust trails wraithen cowboys Restless skeleton emerges every twilight to look at the stars In the haze of back streets skeleton idly strums a guitar Ashen hands tracing letters on tombstone … Continue reading

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Ivory Forest (Poem and Fragment)

The elephant stumbles, falls to the ground, as its last breaths drift into oblivion. Its skin cracks, flesh slips from the bone, the skeleton fades to dust, ivory tusks sink into the ground. The rain comes, awakening the ivory which … Continue reading

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Desert Ship

Sails oscillate in the desert breeze, unaware that the ship can no longer move. Trapped when the great lake succumbed to the intense heat and the inevitable march of the desert the ship lies on the waves of sand, tilted … Continue reading

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Village (First Person)

Journal Entry While the following is true, I still struggle to come to terms with it. Did my eyes really witness such a sight? Riding across the great plain, I realised I had misjudged the vastness of my journey. Supplies … Continue reading

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Village (Fragment)

Located deep within the great plain, it flickers on the horizon. Surrounded by scrub land and sage bushes, its outskirts are dotted with graves. Some shallow with make shift crosses, others in yards with weathered head stones. All of the … Continue reading

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The City of Rema

Note: this is based upon one of Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities, Eusapia (pp 96 – 97, Invisible Cities, Vintage Classics). A city by the name of Eusapia has an underground city, identical to its surface city dedicated entirely to the … Continue reading

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