Sandpaper Skin

 Abandoned by days last light
A castle wakes at the top of the hill   
The cloak of darkness a sinister sight 

Wrapped in linen and dove white 

Upon a ledge of dusk and sighs

I crawl across,

The strength of my bones 

Merely an outline of self

I swallow hard the lump in my throat 

My tongue of razor edge – 

Seeping and percolating 

Sandpaper skin

Baring down on plighted throne 

Of nettle and spike 

A thorn in my heart, 

My hands harvest the lines of a jagged path

Time, left me here to haunt

Alone- 

My silhouette now guards the fort. 

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Hestia

In the centre of the room
under a roof made of straw.
The hearth – rages
in leaping song,
the flames loop and wind,
Wood and timber – consumed by the lips of hell,
An ageless tale of the gods,
Her face sheltered beneath gently fallen locks,
Lit by the fire; the colour of the flame,
Resting her cheek on the lap of love –
In the shadows of endless heart,
Tending to the threads of scarlet strings,
Twined for eternity to ancient ties,
With hands – warm and wandering,
Grasping at the throne,
Beside the fireplace darling Hestia dwells.

J.CALVERT 2016