Chandeliers flicker, holding dying flame

suspended in a cavernous hall

too wide to see across

to the voices that whisper at the far wall

The edges fade with the memories of those who carved these pillars

graven eyes twisting in the light and shadow

and the whispers, closer now

speak of blood and fire in the deep

Descend, descend beneath the mountain

until even the dim light falls to shadow

and the touch of stone fades with the world above

Going to a live poetry reading again tonight. Planning on reading some of what I wrote this past week. Should be fun!

Photo by Julia Volk from Pexels

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