By Leah Jordan Meahl The arrow flies Striking perfectly, A poisoned tip of desire Pierces skin, Seeping into blood That pumps life Now strangled. Stuck. In a pit. Face glistens. Hot. Chest constricts. Heavy. The ladder to climb out Has no end.
By Leah Jordan Meahl I am the first star of dusk, Waiting for the others to join me, But they’re still light-years away. I am the bear in hibernation, Awakening from sleep, But with no one keeping me warm. I am the bird in V formation, Flying south for winter, But IContinue reading “Lone Wolf”
By Leah Jordan Meahl These are the things I’ve come to know, The Sun sets in the west, in the east it will rise, But with abounding light lies a shadow. When hope dwindles, the spirit sinks below Into a cavern deep, dark, dry. These are the things I’ve come to know.Continue reading “Escaping Shadows”
By Leah Jordan Meahl How wonderful it is to be so rich, With beauty like a precious stone of quartz, And shine with light so glittering and clear. No one can hardly stand but notice you, Your steps so strong and eyes that rise above It all. The Sun marks clear the way beforeContinue reading “A Sonnet to Self”
By Leah Jordan Meahl I walked with You I squeezed through the gate And dug my heels in the path before me One foot in front of the other You marked my way with Your trail of breadcrumbs Of flower petals made of silk You made my bed in the luscious pasture And filledContinue reading “Dead End”
By Leah Jordan Meahl Down the concrete bleachers I bound Finally thankful that no one’s around The evening air is cool and damp As I follow the glowing streetlamps Passing through a chain link fence Leaving behind a world so intense Now I am all alone Channeling a realm unknown I speak to theContinue reading “In the Field”