Star Ka'at's Ramblings

{May 31, 2013}   Survive the Grave

Grave silent
With finger pressed
To cold, cold lips

Dead heart
Beats still
Trembling in time

Unable to let go
Too much blood shared
To just let go

Break and shatter
Plead and bleed
Tell the lies

Drift and turn away
Heed the lies
To survive


{May 30, 2013}   Lying, Choking, Silence

Collected water
Still and stagnant
Tannic droplets
Spent ripples

Over eager
Over given

Ears ring
Silence chokes
Whispers lie
Beautiful lies

Candle burns
Daylight wanes
Fractured light
In gloom of night

Silent cuts
Leave bloody ruts
Mental cries
Physical ties

Watch the drip
Casual slip
Darkly stains
Smoothly drains

Gazing dream
Seizing stream
Ardent fight
Desperate plight

{May 28, 2013}   When Pain Brings Peace

Stumble, stutter
Stagger, drop
Clutching chest
Breathe, no air

Cold, wet
Jagged rain
Fist full mud
Barbed rocks

Bladed hail
Puddles splash red
Blow after blow
Shattered soul and bone

What is the delay
Explain the purpose!
Twisted place
When pain brings peace

{May 28, 2013}   Guardian Bond


She opened the small wooden box, just large enough for the metal amulet inside. She drew in a sharp breath and her hands trembled slightly. It was a dragon. Its long neck outstretched and head thrown back and jaws gaping in a fiery roar. Its wings unfurled in flight, an unseen wind filling the shimmering membranes. Its powerful limbs climbing the sky and tail curled upwards as it rose to untamed heights. Its posture radiating such command and delight! It was green, but not a true green. The color rippled and changed across its body in a color that could not exist, yet it glowed before her. Its scales were perfect and impenetrable, the spikes along its back deadly and beautiful.

It was strung on an intricately woven leather cord, blacker than night, metal clasps at the ends. Short, it would wear close to her throat. It was unnaturally warm upon her hand when she took it from the box, and after a moment she could feel that it pulsed. Eyes wide, she looked to her master where he still sat behind his desk. This was no casual amulet, this was a living being! A Guardian.

He stood, came around his desk, reverently taking the amulet from her. “You are the best of us,” he stated softly. He moved behind her, clasping it about her neck. Stepping back in front of her he took her hands. Wet pathed down his face. “Learn from him. Learn of him. Open yourself, all of you. Your heart, your memories, your hopes, your hatreds, everything. When you have bonded, he will birth in truth and you will stand together.”

With the warmth pulsing against her trickled understanding of the words he was not saying. Words his tears, his hands, and his love conveyed in great pain, fear, and hope. This was the end of her present life and the start of her next. Wrapping a hand around the pendant she clutched tightly, letting his wing claw and line of spikes prick her. She bowed to her former master, and fled.

{May 26, 2013}   Desolation Way

Drifting through
Sunless wastes
Moon glares
Desolation way

Empty should be full
Wanting cease
Dripping wistful
Black dreams

Walk the ghostly seas
Sail the sand less shores
Bloodless rent
Death never comes

{May 24, 2013}   Midnight Strings At Dawn

Once up on a time
Lost upon a wine
Hoping in a prime

Trees breach
Branches reach
Leaves impeach

Dawn brings
Light rings
Midnight strings

Fire brightens
word enlightens
Truth frightens

Trust and bust
Lie and die
Bold and fold

{May 23, 2013}   Caution

Caution is staple
Diet bland and steady
Open the wound
Sew closed again

Circles squared off
Opacity all knowing
Lies all showing
Truth all damning

It takes two for dance
Only one to abandon
Breathe in sacred scent
Devour precious text

{May 22, 2013}   Feelings




{May 13, 2013}   Darkness and Apparitions

Sword through your ghost
Again and again
But spectres die slowly
No exception

Whirl, spin, thrust
Over and over
My form changes
No truth

End this farce
Broken, I had no chance
Let me win this battle
Before I bleed to death

Halfway hurts like emptiness
Everything is too vulnerable
Die, apparition of friendship
Let me have my darkness

et cetera