Entities

What has turned In its darkness toward us…..a darkness that existed only
Once….has returned….
Hanging moss above the creek where rippling waves of snake and minnow shiver into calm….

Those whose sins are all they keep etch their names on the wind shorn
Rocks of ages…

Bones of faces of fingers of breath blow past as dust….

Burning tapestries of light….


Entities.
From the stronghold

Abyss II

A six year boy wrapped in gauze stares from one eye into
An abyss
As a child 100 years ago....

As a child 500 years ago....

A native child desperately runs from a school where priests and nuns
Piously maim and rape
In their gods name that screams more more
From the abyss

An abyss where a wind of horror screams
long after the bones have dried


Where a book burning with bloodied demons
Whispers
Of the last child who held it....

Where sorrow and rain is the cold soup
of death...


Abyss....


Gaza....
Canada….
America….


July 18
Lesina marina
Italy

© 2021 Lance Henson

Love in the Time of Covid

Two of Lance's recent poems have been published online in the Love in the Time of Covid Chronicle.

https://loveinthetimeofcovidchronicle.com/about/


Below is a link to the poems:

https://loveinthetimeofcovidchronicle.com/2021/06/30/a-recital-of-poems-21-kim-shuck-lance-henson-hester-ullyart-kirstie-mckinnon/

 
He also recites the poems in YouTube recordings hosted by the editors (links below) 

https://loveinthetimeofcovidchronicle.com/2021/06/30/a-recital-of-poems-21-kim-shuck-lance-henson-hester-ullyart-kirstie-mckinnon/


			

Abyss

A six year boy wrapped in gauze stares from one eye into
An abyss
As a child 200 years ago....

As a child 500 years ago....


An abyss where a wind of horror screams
long after the bones have dried


Where a book burning with bloodied words 
Whispers
Of the last child who held it....

Where sorrow and rain is the cold soup
of death...


Abyss....


Gaza....


May18.21
Lesina marina
Italy

© 2021 Lance Henson