Vagabond on unwritten paths
He saunters heavy leaden.
Facing high blizzards in rags
He might be an errant ghost.
On a journey begun within deep darkness
In search of stars he holds a sacred light
within a chest sized for a grandest myth.
Haggard beneath the weight of a thousand
Dreams broken under the yoke of fears
A step yet ahead he dares not raise a gaze.
Another horizon has come to meet the gait
Of this traveler in search of a common destiny.
Another sun will set this eve against the silhouette
So strange and a heaving breast will sigh once more.
There lies his hope gently awaiting
the soft kiss Upon a virgin brow.
The cask is heavy with the treasures amassed and
will be opened at last at the feet of the muse
Offering of a life’s quest to honor its precious source.
Touching to a shiver
The invisible wand makes a spark in the realm
giving life to a satin inch so long in slumber.
It is a task for the tireless magician
a promise he made on the sacred day
to warm the dying soul.
Sadness is conquered at the gentle approach
of a single intent stated in warm silence.
A granite memory awakens to a new dawn
under the silky cloth of a grand new life
limbs softly bend in a subtle giggle.
He writes another word upon the parchment
for the story to begin again and her sorrow
to melt away in the heat of eternal sunshine.
|Emergence of Life
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.