“Shadows” digital watercolor dpb 2019

This paupered parroting
of slavish sound
biting
repeatedly breaking
over rocks of reason
that cannot hold it back.

They drearily disappear -
foam covered dreams
gasping
for air duly denied
by feverishly felt
truth for fools and their slaves

Overwhelmed, underwater
bedrock belief -
drowning
in seas of paper waves,
constantly carved and crushed
by ceaseless sound and light

Shadows in the shallows.
Careful eyes see
hiding
outlined reality
beneath pencil shaded,
colored cacophony.

Where those who leave the shore
stumble and bleed
scarring
flesh exposed to the real,
cutting wisdom from pain,
congealing something new.

© 2019 Daniel Byrne

collector of mumbles, squanderer of resistance