Tag Archives: Poetry by Phil Benton

The Space Between Us

Locked safe in the space between us a stainless vault of desire gleaming safehold walls lined with steel resolve hope’s fortress love’s winter haven   A single key gilded by mettle worn as pendant warmed by heaving heart unlocks the … Continue reading

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Dawn

Standing on tomorrow’s ledge Fearless Aglow in blush of promise Cleansed by tears of yore Lustrous Ablaze in ardor’s flush Soothed by smiling sunrise Wrapped tight in the arms of here and now

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Patchwork

In my old chest a patchwork not the comforting kind made from hands long still passed on to live in cedar sanctum No my patchwork a living trust testament to breath of spirit metronome of times marking Once brightly patterned … Continue reading

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Last Call

photo from pinterest.com   Careless entrail strewn from forest branch claret ooze lies rusting in dawn’s lustre spattered trail of blood sated footprints lead to sub terrestrial altar safe from love’s harsh glare   Adam pallid patron of time worn … Continue reading

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Mirror

Time evil shylock lustful lender of lies masked predator merchant of illusion hero to those of tender age oblivious rife of supple flesh restless they shuffle in queue insatiable   Fast Forward…   Duped by cryptic mirror held firm in … Continue reading

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The Swarm

Frozen frame forever graven enshrined to sacred memory box marched out on moonless night held tight for breathless moment released for want of air Your lips parted in mute dismay Your eyes pleading absolution Your hands a lingering ache wrenched … Continue reading

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Release

I, alone awash in amber glow safe from weight of rhythm shed my leprous skin Images once vivid now vague umbrage tucked away in unmarked box   I, alone at peace with self contrition’s claws worn thin at welded root … Continue reading

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