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Sunbeam - inhale this abecedarian

Lightning bolts against bright keys ✦ of a kingslayer and her tragedy

By Kalina BethanyPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Sunbeam - inhale this abecedarian
Photo by Max LaRochelle on Unsplash

Another day

Betrayed yet again - what a shame

Cautious signs swayed

Delicately in shining rain

Ever so slightly chained - shattering reigns

Frightening as the lightning - currently striking with angst

Gargling gas fired salt - against the root of our drapes

Forgetting all that was lost - to a death tragically

Hazy and conscious begot

Inseparable from our sins

Joyous as they once felt - beneath their worshiping feet

Kindness prevails against all sought - deliverance wins against

Lacking that which once all thought - never again

Maternal tones failed at being inhaled

Normandy praised for suffering

Opioids caused a great pain - tarnished beyond the grave

Pressure to perform our best at each…

Quest, as the best in the game - was this featured artist simply playing?

Rest is an option for many lacking

Spiritually or through mentality

Tough with disciples and discipline - to prevail almost anything

Utmost care only for the weak and frail

Vicious cycle all I am - tragic and angry

Wandering home is all that's known - failed at being motherly

Xander playing through tough thoughts - delicate halos

Yelling screams against the hand-me-down piano

Zealous feats of keyboarding storms singing - electrifying without heating


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  • Test2 months ago

    Well written! Good job!

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Woah! This is so evocative. Beautifully done, Kalina!

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Fascinating read- I’ve been teaching my students about William of Normandy, so that line caught my eye! As did this one “Wandering home is all that's known - failed at being motherly”. Says so much in so few words. Nicely done:)

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