black wings - John Hawkhead & Hifsa Ashraf

wind through rafters

the pressing burden

of a secret

JH


 

written on the wall

the pain of love

HA


 

storm light

buffing the cloud base 

nail marks in her palms

JH


 

blurred trails intertwine

with self-imposed isolation

HA


 

north wind

lines of black stubble

over fields of rape

JH


 

crows circle around

deep snow furrows

HA


 

hardening frost

wings of dread 

from her shoulders

JH


 

white ashes of longing

dissipate in reckless night

HA


 

stone road

runnels of dirt water

gutter with rumour

JH


 

early autumn leaves

stuffed in the sinkhole

HA


 

time’s drift

the long walk home

tightens its spiral

JH


 

shrouds of dust

in the land of infidelity

HA


 

hunkering down

night unfurls black folds

of understanding

JH


 

shedding my illusions

I make peace with shadows

HA

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