Reigning Silences

"Reigning Silences"

the reigning
silences
nestle unto
this night
awakening
below
a deeper
stillness
where places
reminisce
of a time
before time
where
primordial
gusts fan
the heavy
hinges of
mysteries
left behind
where hopes
that were lost
remain elegantly
unfound
paired and
anchored
along parched
sea-banks
its bed
undone with
bleached banners
and the spoils
of champions
who stroked
their fires
to vanity's rake
here, the mighty
were felled
by the stroking
of their own
hollow hearts
ambition's lyre
plays for them
no more
lusting instead
for memories
of a gentleness
once fed
but now
there is
only silence
quiet as the
breathless moon
honouring
aspirations
the ghosts
of something
more
fleeting as a
mortal flame,
love's labours
succumbing
to the brevity
of man

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