Monday, June 23, 2008

Headless in Monochrome



headless figure in a white tuxedo
strung with bandoliers of ammo
sleeveless phantom in a charcoal glow

bridegroom, saint, or wandering sinner?
knight stepped down from medieval banner?
dead maitre-d or Thompson gunner?

walking the sky like a vulture soaring
creep like a death-watch underneath the flooring
headless figure in a dream aurora

nightmare ridden by a shadow-pale rider
pencil-sketched ghost on a grey hang-glider
signal flag hung across the Great Divide

monochrome message from a twilight realm
colorless captain at the Dutchman’s helm

--for Poefusion. Image courtesy of HilmDaniele.

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2 comments:

Pam said...

Wow, very dark piece. Love the homage to Warren Zevon (may he rest in peace).

Michelle Johnson said...

excellent work, tiel. your poems always captivate me. this poem is no different. thanks for sharing. have a nice day.