Saturday, April 26, 2014

Killer and the Saint: A Novella

Tender flesh, waiting -
For the dropping Guillotine -
Eyes Blank, Wide Open

     Technicolor Dreams

Chapter 1: Two-Face

The actors of life
Have their frozen smiles trapped as
They wait their cue to
Join its vicious cabaret
-       Technicolor Dreams

Marais, First and Queen Mary, 2057

The frozen hell called winter lingered on interminably; an endless ordeal that was only barely endured. In these parts of the world, 6 months of bone-chilling cold followed by 6 months of sweltering heat had become the new normal. Everyone had long ago gotten used to it.

The man in the black trench coat stood statuesque at the corner of First and Queen Mary Boulevard, his breath visible in the soft, pale, February moonlight. The thin trench coat seemed to envelop him, a tarp over his slight, insignificant figure.

The constant puffs of breath were the only signs of life in the cold, lonely night.

His mind worked feverishly even in the still silence. His eyes carefully scanned the landscape while he retrieved memories of happier days, hidden in the tombs of distant time.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Of Lost and Forgotten Trains

Where does the locomotive go...
what does the locomotive do...
when life takes away its stations,
and fate steals its tracks?
It breaks free...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Of Grief and Relief

Heavy Seas

Thunderstorms of life and love,
Pregnant with meagre relief - 
rain upon this scorched
and parched earth
Storm coming. Batten down the hatches!