Masonry

Masonry

Lights are on in a basement that should be empty

figures move silhouetted against ritual

and a candle ever burning

False life gifted by a passing thought

robed in the smoke of extinguished fire

is thrown against stone and shattered

again and again until the pieces are dust

And why is the light over the doorway so welcoming?

beckoning entry inward to electrified shadows

beyond that gateway hung with curtains

of silk and starlight

into a room smoke-filled and thick with mystery’s haze

What kills your creativity?

Photo by Portuguese Gravity on Unsplash

19 responses to “Masonry”

  1. Great piece and still loving the reading of your work.

    “False life gifted by a passing thought
    robed in the smoke of extinguished fire”

    Self doubt which often hangs above my head like a vulture waiting to pluck out my eye.

    Have a great one my friend. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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