Speak truth to power,
buried to your neck in sand
as the tide rolls in.
Willful, he speaks his truth to power
as a man against the surging tides;
speaking until the late evening hour
when wave upon wave rolls and collides
with the wide, unwinding, shell-strewn land;
speaking to stop the ocean with truth
while buried to his neck in the sand,
the moon unmoved above—aloof.
Ebb And Flow Rhythm
Willful, he speaks his truth
the moon climbing high, aloof,
hour to hour
while wave upon wave collides
with the shore;
a man against the tides
yet buried to his neck in sand,
the moon sitting atop its tower
as he stakes his final stand,
gurgling truth against power
while the surf strikes his face
like the backwash of his own words
as he struggles, stuck in place,
and there gather the seabirds
to torment him as the waters rise
and the hours dim to night,
deaf to his cries
in the cold moonlight.
Stephen Marshall. Writer, illustrator, layabout. Find him on Amazon, maybe. He has paperback and kindle books listed there. He also writes Supernatural Romance under the name S.C. Foster (because his fiancee pushed him to do so). He seems to have a knack for the Romance genre, much to his chagrin. Having pursued Children's literature he is particularly proud of his Children's novel series "Lost And Found", which begins with "Chloe Among The Clover", continues recently with "Stormy Within The Strawberry Patch" and may, in some future potentiality, culminate with "Candice Through The Picket Fence". These are novels for children (including his insistent nephew), but they are also written for adults who are children at heart. His short story collection, "The Eldritch Diaries", centers primarily upon Cosmic Horror and Body Horror, combining Lovecraft's mythos with the motifs of Sigmund Freud. His largest poetry collection, "Broken Crown Kings", contains over two hundred poems and two short novellas concerning the fleeting nature of the world and Man's place within it. Recently he has published a smaller book of poetry concerning Kentucky, Moonshine, and Ghosts called "Moonshine And Spirit Chasers". A much larger collection, entitled '"Nevermore" 99 Rhymes For $0.99' is also available. For those seeking supernatural and folklore, his collection "Weeping Cherry" is available also.
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