Cryptid passages of the darkened mind,
Here in these alcoves lurk the bitterest/
Here there is only fear.
Within these chambers of the mind,
Snow globes contained the pleasant/
Shake the globe and relive them.
Eldritch markings on the floor.. a secret?
Or more likely a child’s claw marks/
He drank from the well.
The dust of ages blanks the passages of the mind,
Somewhere a caged beast rattles at its/
Chains memory forgot/
The labyrinthine walls hold.
At the dark heart a Pandora’s box a prison of the mind,
Locked within the child rocks while nightmares sleep/
The box is a lie/
Prisons of the mind will fall.
For a beautiful moment the world stood still,
crystal clarity of the chill air,
clouds stooped still,
a pregnant pause.
The trees so recently in motion,
waited as birds alighted,
the sky cleared of snow,
silence fell around me.
I breathed in the moment greedily tried,
to own it,
possess it forever,
It started at first a lonely sound in the distance a dog barking.
I let the moment go clouds started to move,
the trees swayed hypnotically,
birds took to flight as I bent my back
to the work at hand cleared the steps of snow.