Rhythm and the Fear of Death — Writing from poetry with a small p.

Writers Envy

By Stephen McGuinness

I feel my footsteps
Count down days
With chimed strokes
Resonant, reflective.
A sinus wave hearbeat
Synchronous vibrations of
Train beaten whispered
Words on tracks.
Calm, a balm, a salve.

Chantors: ancient haunting
Mantras, dripped holy oils.
Smoke in tendrils, lifting,
Rising: one, two, three,
Expectant tension then
Reassuring: four, exhale
To begin once more.

Repetition, confirmation, prediction.
We seek out rhythm,
Pattern, distraction in all we do.
For fear of death, of dark places,
Of chaos, of silence. Terror.
The drawing night, the unknown,
The unknowable. The truth.

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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