Alchemy

by Jordan   Mar 1, 2015


Hands behind back pacing behind droves
of black matter, dualistic nature -
masses gather splitting spine
or psyche otherwise, slightly,
shifting out of focus. Strapped down
shackled, pale forgotten but never lost.

Silent laughter; hedonistic cackle
livens up what once was, if once
was anything at all. Varicose.
eyes remain closed for an instant
suddenly bursting open fire in the sky.
Rumination, revolting horror story born
glory and fall, murder, loss,
trial and error prevails. Alive.

*For Noura

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  • 4 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judging Comment

    Jordan has a true gift of metaphoric elegance.

    Within this piece and heart grabbing dedication to his friend, he maps out the darkness that has plagued this individual with tasteful lines and gripping emotion.

    His unique and out of this world word usage is brilliant and very creative... Its a dark piece, but it screams strength for the person it was dedicated to and I was blown away... well written and well deserved highlight this week in my opinion-

  • 4 years ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment

    There is a voice here that definitely puts this piece into the dark category, but in such a perfect manner that it's almost beautiful. A fan of dark pieces with most certainly applaud this piece, the word choice helps set up a very vivid scene. Nothing but wonderful remarks about this piece.

  • 4 years ago

    by HumanInATree

    Great, love the mental picture you painted!

  • 4 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    I agree with Nora, truly a beautiful dedication, written with a ton of depth. Love this piece!

  • 4 years ago

    by nourayasmine

    You are the COOLEST human being alive.