Poetry Break: "Prodigal Fears"
I think that he means that I'm a toothless wonder who splits infinitives.
For your 'kinda' words, Wonderhounddog, thank you. Thank you very much.
In appreciation for Wonderdog's high praise, I offer a literary effort from my extremely short series of vampire poems:
Prodigal FearsI wrote that circa 1985, but no, I don't have a little sister. Or a big sister. Or a twin sister. Only brothers. According to my son En-Uk, girls are 14 times more difficult to conceive than boys, so I blame my parents for screwing the process utterly, malfunctionally up.
And thus, my little sister, you are here
like Lazarus, come back from the abyss,
revealed in shadows, hidden in the air,
a mystery of some faith we don't profess.
Shall you turn back, descend again that stair?
For what within such darkness do you yearn?
What visions had you in your charnel home?
What hieroglyphic secrets on the walls?
Who measured time that crawled across your bones
like Golem seeping deep down hollowed halls?
. . . such foulness withered in the heart of stone.
Is that where you, my sister, now belong?
That's why I had to dream up my own sister ... a nonexistent, deceased little sister who returns as a vampire?
I need professional help...