All the Churches

all the churches in the world
can’t preach enough to me,
to verify a creator,
a godly overseer.

i like my facts and figures,
my scientific proof,
don’t try to convince me,
you will only waste precious breath.

no evidence you choose
can hold up in my court;
my stance is firmly immovable,
go take it somewhere else.

and then comes distant mystery:
man before without a face,
wandering into field of vision,
heaven in human state.

hair that waves as silk
upon an angel’s lofty head
eyes of darkened cosmos,
silver flecks of stars embed.

traveling gaze drops to lips,
those pillows of pure divine…
imagining mine own upon them,
melting in lost time.

unprepared for hearing —
your voice sang just two notes,
one for me, one for you,
yet together sang a chorus.

you are my enigma,
the proof i can’t deny:
you with universe in your eyes,
the sole reason

i believe.

~ Emily C.,



I Will Follow You Into The Dark


When I’m at a loss for words, I sing.

(DCFC is a local band from Bellingham, WA, just north of Seattle on the border with Canada)


I Will Follow You Into The Dark ~ Death Cab For Cutie

Love of mine
Someday you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark

No blinding light
Or tunnels, to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
Catholic school, as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
I held my tongue as she told me, son
Fear is the heart of love, so I never went back
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
The soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is nowIt’s nothing to cry about
Cause we’ll hold each other soon
The blackest of rooms
If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
I’ll follow you into the dark


I suffer
screaming inside
nowhere to run to
time has moved on
while I’m soul stuck
in this place on repeat
dying to evade, escape
run away completely
cut the chafing cords
free the sore soul
pack the bags
to a new home
start again
wholly me
stripped of past
bare-skinned soul
heart remodeled, healed
resurrected from near death
saw the light, walked inside
was told it wasn’t yet my time
rejected from heaven high
gates to hell were locked
sent back to earthly lot
so out my door I go
tracing starlight
to find me
to find

~ EC



Solitary Trill

A solitary trill
through the gentle rain
so perfect almost unreal
window cracked
tune my curious ear
listening hard
to nature’s call
that punctuates
the soft sound
of clouds’ tears
releasing joy of spring
resonating henceforth
from that mystery bird
his message private
yet all have heard
his call to mate
to find his love
amongst the dew
of heaven above
landing here on earth
below in showers
that nourish Gaia’s soul
A solitary trill
through the gentle rain
so unreal with soul
that it steals my heart
and hearts of birds alike

“Solitary Trill” ~ AUDIO voice recording on SoundCloud


~ by Emily Clapper


Demons Playing With Angels ~ A Duet

NEW! Now posted with audio voice recording on Soundcloud!


For my first ever duet with Ax (persoinpoesia2015), we merged our mighty brains together over deliciously dangerous demons having fun with angels for an otherworldly collision, a spectacle of sin for the senses.  I am 2, 4, 6, and he is 1, 3, 5…and together we made a poem baby for you.  Thank you, Ax! A true pleasure.  Enjoy!




Sentries on the look, to count the others stock
By chance, to rest their wings, they met
On the side, which is dark, from eyes
Black looked at white, wide-eyed
White looked at black, come-back
Instant flame erupted
Glowing heart flooded
Love at first sight lusted
The first of many touches for each
Sending shivers, more blissful than heavens keep

Black scales brush white feathers aside
Revealing fleshed forms fevered inside
Hidden from view until horns drove
Through heavenly visages only seen from above
Until this celestial clash of earthborn and airborne
Sent depths to meet heights in passionate flight
Circling round midair acrobatics of explosive kinds
An angel submits to a demon’s designs
His rigid heat illuminates her more than agape pearly gates
Makes her shoot forth phantasmic orgasmic pulsars in spades

Silently wondered what it would be like to be taken
By the other side for a night, on a ride through a galaxy forsaken
A touch that will never heal, a scar left behind
Black on white, White on black, a circular rind
An ➰h, that rounds and crosses at the top
The symbol of a new world order
Where love extends beyond the cosmic reaches of heaven and hell
Found, demons playing with angels, hear the banging bells swell
Penetrating deep, breath escapes with sighs that cry
The vibe from their cores, unite in a magical high

A dozen demons for every lone angel longing, lingering
Amidst the dark matter in netherworlds ether swirling,
Dancing between the poles of morality, making good go bad
Anything but gradually, white becomes gray becomes obsidian
In a flash of febrile fornication that tempts the glowing halos hence
They fling away, their light sucked into black hole event horizons
Toward the singularity, sucked past the point of no return,
No longer lighting angels’ tainted crowns, white joins the burning
Black call to release their bonds to heaven’s laws of chastity
Demons heeding the desperate pleas of angels moaning clarity

White embraces the hold, the pull that tugs and draws
Falling into the hands of fate for the very first time
Always a follower, following the rules
Never a wanderer, wandering like fools
Stripping down to bare all, unleashing the purity given from god
Giving of soul, heart and mind for the taste of the other side
A moment of bliss from the first kiss to the last
Unrelenting passion that sparks a blast
Lightning and thunder collide
Dark and light, ignite

A mesmerizing mix of marbled yin yang yielding
To explosive displays of lust in full motion sending
Sparkling black glittery fire through cosmos beyond
The heavens higher than biblical stories told in the fold
Of books that man can only hold, without consciousness
Of the presence of demons, of angels amongst us
Dancing together surging in bliss, never meant to consort
But destined to exist in delectable sin that seduces the dark
Hearts of demons, the pure hearts of angels, tempted forever
To cross that line, finding each other to taunt God as lovers…


~ by Em & Ax