Saturday, December 8, 2012

SP Elemental - Smoke and Mirrors




I am the exhalation
Soft spoken
Whispers of ephemera
Tendriled driftwood memories
Smoke and mirrors

I am the haze in your periphery
Half asleep at dusk
Autumn moments that spiral
When green fades gold and gold falls
Somber ashes in the depth of winter
I am the breath of fog across the pond
Quiet blue hues that fade to gray

Perhaps you sought substance in the shift
Resurrection in the fallout
The taste of snowflakes on your tongue
The expiration of words
Fracturing prismatic
Transient they left my mouth
whisps and intentions
The remnant scent still lingers
Cloying in the dampness of hair
curling ringlets around your face
I leave you
Alone with your reflection
When the smoke clears
TL Boehm
12/08/2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fade to Gray - An SP Moment

I am falling
Carded wool and eiderdown
Muted hues in the resonant ghost of you
My words drift
Shadow soft before the deluge
Of an angry sky
I pray for rain
Even though I cower under cover of your grace
Myriad tears from heaven broken
Etch the epitaph and rune stones
Twist the light to brazen
Blanched in acid
Your brilliance blinds me
Sunlight spilled on fallow ground
I am soaked to the marrow
Weathered and weary
An the abyss whispers ever closer
Embrace the profane till the flesh burns ashen
*Nati sumus solus et nos solus perire
Deo autem non est sine interiori lumine
You folow me sombrous through the maelstrom
Trade my hueless soul
For the ecstasy of light
**In raptu lumine vestit me


*we are born alone and we die alone
Without God there is no internal light
**Clothe me in the ecstacy of light

TL Boehm
11/13/2012
That we are born alone and we die alone is a lie whispered to us to terrrify....

Friday, November 9, 2012

Unreachable Dream - An SP moment

Cast one more stone
In a well void of water
To sustain you
As if your trebuchet barrage
Scattered talismans at my weathered feet
Will bring the deluge
Pour out sacrifice
Redolent offering to the god in you
I want nothing more
Than to sharpen my sword on the bones
of your unreachable dreams
Draw this blade across your saline skin
Etch my grievances in blood and mortar
The panacea of fools
Are you even capable of feeling pain?
What a waste
This dance
Your ineffable demesne
Is nothing but gossamer threads
Smoke and mirrors
Cannot contain me
I refuse to move to your
Susurrous litany any longer
I'll cut out your tongue
For my standard
And leave you silent
To decay

TL Boehm
11/09/12

I am weary of defeat. So weary

Monday, September 17, 2012

Perpetual Retrograde

I used to think that I could fly
Held aloft when I closed my eyes
Earth a bauble below me stayed
In perpetual retrograde

I used to dream of heady things
Effervesced on gossamer wings
A world of petty dreams I made
In perpetual retrograde

When I awoke it was too late
Vision fades when you hesitate
Capricious fantasy will fade
In perpetual retrograde

I'm earthbound now and gravity
Has left a terminal mark on me
This truth is a fatal move I played
In perpetual retrograde

TL Boehm

08/29/12