The Hangman

The sun dawns a different shade of red

over this land, dead and reborn

Rivers run in new places, new paths

old scars cut deep and decaying

and slowly forgotten as the sky rolls over to night

The woodland grows wild out of the valley

and the hunter slips between shadows

setting traps for memory

little nooses swaying in the wind

waiting for the hangman to come fill them

or for the roots below to reach up high

take hold of that waiting death and drag it down

to bury it in dust at the bottom of a dry river

Anyone tried out a VR headset before? I’d love to get hold of one.

Photo by Evelyn Chong from Pexels

5 thoughts on “The Hangman

  1. Really vivid imagery David a world healing from the lack of the masses hurting the beauty in the environment. “and the hunter slips between shadows
    setting traps for memory
    little nooses swaying in the wind
    waiting for the hangman to come fill them
    or for the roots below to reach up high
    take hold of that waiting death and drag it down” your words are powerful David. Lovely piece and great writing from home. I looked up VR headset and saw lots of examples but I think you really have to know what you want it for and what applications you would use it for to get the bang for the buck. I haven’t a clue. We have never bought a gamer set up because we were afraid we would never leave the house. Kind of kidding here but I do hear that they are addicting. Good luck in your search and have a blessed time and continue to be safe. Love and hugs, your friend Joni

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    1. Thank you so much Joni! I hope we get there some day soon. (: there is definitely the possibility of it taking over your life! I’ve heard from some people that it’s unlike anything else, and can hijack your brain/senses to make them think you’re inside the game. Maybe one day they’ll have the headset indistinguishable from reality—who knows what would happen then!

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