Author Archives: emtwytte

Morning Traffic

A rumbling woosh
In nonsynchronous chorus:
Held by colored lights


Summer Storm

Fast, glistening streaks
Sparkling through bright sunbeams:
A shower of light


A Shadowed Caricature

Twisting and straining
For a meager sliver,
A mere hint of light
Until gnarled, knotted:
A shadowed caricature.

Blinded and awestruck
By an eager river,
An ocean of light
Until overjoyed, overrevealed:
A bittersweet conflict.


Progress: an Acrostic

Painstakingly gained
Retroactively visible
Operatically dramatic
Godot-ly subtle
Repetitively new
Everlastingly present
Suddenly lost
Simultaneously all


Failure

You can fear it
Or embrace it
But never escape it.


Terror of Stillness

A slow rise and fall
Breaks the terror of stillness:
Vivid proof of life


The Darkness Came Slowly

The darkness came slowly.
Not a sudden eclipse
Or flip of a switch.
It was a long, slow sunset
To an unending twilight:
So gradual and quiet
You never noticed the dark
Until the sudden glare
As light broke through


Not Seeing

“Just tread water!” they cry,
Not seeing the concrete on her feet.
“It’s hopeless,” you sigh,
Not seeing the lever within reach.
“It’s perfect,” she cries,
Not seeing the blood on the gem.
“Just forget it,” he sighs,
Not seeing the opportunity then.


A Distant Humming

A distant humming,
A welcome, wintery breeze:
A high power bill


6 Word Short Story: He Thinks

He thinks his brain is unreliable.


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