memories forgotten yet once held flowers & fragile still life pressed between passages of hours & eons revealing resurrecting seeds pentecostal blooms in another season pulverized stratum ecru’d & brittle merely fossils in November
uncaged emerald & gold canary beneath ruin strewn viaduct encounter fleeing to shelter late morning downpour both of us lost or searching she sings chips & scats subsides it does not hours halted fire ignited smoke drifts into dusk warming our bodies soles & souls subsisting upon stale once merely day old bread like life the rose out of reach divided by deluge tarp ancient haphazardly hung to shield wind & rain quinced thirst sipped canteen of whiskey stacked soaked decaying logs slowly simmer steam & sleep reluctant sorrowful avian lament dawn found day gripped mizzle clutched broke loaf shared would she remember our communion oncoming sunlight struggled uncaged
Bio: Terrence Sykes was born and raised in the rural coal mining area of Virginia. This isolation brings the theme of remembrance to his creations, whether real or imagined. Though not traditional in his spiritual path, these traditional threads of his past are woven into his tapestry of writing. His poetry has been published in India, Scotland, Spain and the USA.