Slowly Shattering

Silhouette attached to the lonely one

walking through someplace impossible

Shadow stitched into skin and voice

each howl to the wind only a wisp of smoke

See what spires rise above the pathway

crooked and curved and everything moving

all together in the same direction

toward the next break in the façade 

the next glimpse behind the cracked mirror

slowly shattering

then back through the wake pulled behind

tamed beasts of sharpened fangs reaching out

digging claws into sand

Heedless of shadow, the lonely city breathes

not a care at all for the end of the road

where one sits alone at the edge

dangling feet into the void

Listened to Animals by Pink Floyd all the way through today. The album describes three types of animals a person can be: a dog, a pig, or a sheep. Simple, yet effective.

7 thoughts on “Slowly Shattering

  1. “Shadow stitched into skin and voice
    each howl to the wind only a wisp of smoke
    See what spires rise above the pathway
    crooked and curved and everything moving all together in the same direction” great visuals in this piece David. It brings lots of things to mind for me, especially times in my youth. Pink Floyd is an amazing group. I never got to see them play. It is interesting what comes to mind when listening to great music. Great piece. Have a great and blessed Easter. Love Joni

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s