With This Quill

With this quill

I speak my truths

to parchment plain

ivory fibers’ slate

silver tip scrapes

cursive curses

flourish of verses

spoken in heartbeats

swirled in downbeats

embellished vowels

drawn from deep

spun with care

to eyes that dare

to read my soul

in inked blood

taken from veins

toiled in vain

clotted on page

heaviness weighs

scented with death

evidence of life

lived in joy

lived in pain

lived in laughter

lived in strife

but
lived

~ Emily Clapper

7.15.16

“With This Quill” ~ AUDIO on SoundCloud

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