The Candle

candle, mood, scent, meditation, dark, light

Burning wick burns down slow. smoke in fired light we all know. lovely musky scented incense sticks. a dreary world. different sense of woe. of darkest mood the lit candle flickers its haloed glow.    


Demon in the Mirror

demon in the mirror, poetry, steven humphreys

You may wonder 'why me'? yet, it was you chosen to go through all those painful experiences in life. at times, there was no one there to go to for comfort and wise philosophical words. there was only the lone candle you lit in your dark sanctum. Looking deeply but boldly into the mirror of …

Fearless mimic

fear, desert, death, bones in the sun, god

Fearless mimic teasing brain seismic gimmick eschew abstain withhold refrain running main frame masters gators restless erasure limited stature lost nature canteen dry dried tears cried strong red sky long baked bones thousand flies dusted dread hollowed head emptied eyes earthen bed hawks dive rabbits flee hallowed ground hour three.  


alone, steven humphreys, poetry

We are not so alone there are the birds tweeting and washing their beautiful colored feathers in our backyard birdbaths we can hear echoes of the goings on in the world over beyond our fence within flowers grow giving fragrance freely limbs reach out offering their embrace lizards do their pushups in the sun raising …