Tuesday 27 June 2023

Two Poems by Angel Edwards

 



Take Time

 

overtake time

 

through the lens of love

time evaporates

 

childhood sweethearts

stay in sync

 

 

to conquer time

 

eye of memory

time appropriates

 

reimagine

lock the link



At War

 

Prologue


She could hear the planes coming closer and closer

She raced to keep ahead of the sound

Ear splitting debilitating

she spied a tree enclosure

dove

hurling herself to the ground

at the same time the world seemed to open up in front of her

She saw a gaping hole where the Earth ended

The sky disappeared

smoke obscured her sight

she vomited

shaking

Closed her eyes

fell asleep

The rain

Awaking

Now she is

walking

the bridge to home

is gone

her knapsack

she thought with relief

was safe

an unopened bottle of water

a plastic bag filled with an assortment of nuts

she retrieves her umbrella

grabs her warm parka

cannabis stash is safe inside the pockets

She lights up a joint

tears stream down her face

 

she does a mental inventory

She has $5000 in hundreds and 20s

A plane ticket to another country ?

her country is destroyed

What good will money do




Angel Edwards is a singer songwriter guitarist published writer published poet with 4 books from Vancouver BC Canada. Member of AFM local 145. BMI SOCAN

THE ANGEL EDWARDS MUSIC ®

http://www.angeledwards.ca

 


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful poems Angel. Lovely work. Always evocative if real life

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