Blind

Sometimes I wish
I could kill my light
dim my bulb
make me night

unplug my source
shut down my heat
turn cold like stone
freeze like arctic

tired of burning
too bright for eyes
better to die
my fire to ash

shatter my ice
smash my stone
douse my flame
crush my bulb

never to shine
again on your eyes
never to blind
your soul to mine

 

~ Emily Clapper

5.27.16

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Tears ~ Senryū

Closed my dream-soaked eyes,

love’s first kiss with you I stole

…tears raptured release…

 

~ Emily Clapper

7.2.16