Armageddon SunriseArmageddon Sunrise8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
by Alex Higgin-Houser
We stood in the middle of a midnight highway with the ruins of the city at our backs. The streetlights stabbed the blue-green gradient sky and empty cars lay dormant on exits to a ghost town.
Smoke curled at the horizon as a thousand flaming arms reached circles above our heads, and meandering clouds of sulfur drifted past the stars underneath explosions of sound, the eyes of every child turned towards the heavens - and all ablaze.
Distant gunshots echoed our footfalls as the highway became a dirt path to the remains of suburbia. White picket fences gave way to barbed wire dolls on the doorsteps,
Morningtide/Lullaby at duskI.Morningtide/Lullaby at dusk8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun warms our closed eyelids
and we awake with the grass itching at our necks
the first sight that greets our personal dawns
is the trees reaching from the soil,
their shadows tracing the bloodveins of the earth
a wise and mighty willow softly stirs in the breeze
and all we hear are the soft chirps of the birds
you roll over and look into my eyes
as we take the summer into our lungs
and give up the sight of heaven
for the vision of our lips.
the silhouette of the branches against the fading afterglow of the sun
watches over us as we lay entangled in the breeze,
and the wind traces fingertips on our necks.
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