The Shadow Breaker’s Song

by Michael H. Brownstein

I will wait for the sun to make it’s way up the stairs.
Then I’ll enter the place of underachievers, liars and thieves.
Where else can defiance be so simple?

Once she lied about water.
Twice she lied about silk.
No one waited for a third time.

The house of shadow glows with a light within shade.
Lost value finds itself on its shelves among the many books.
When the moon escapes its cage, this is where it comes for safekeeping.

Michael H. Brownstein’s latest volumes of poetry, A Slipknot to Somewhere Else (2018) and How Do We Create Love? (2019), were recently released (Cholla Needles Press). Art by Karyn Kloumann, founder of award-winning indie publisher Nauset Press.

One thought on “The Shadow Breaker’s Song

  1. Shadow diminishes
    Friday,1th February 2021

    No one waits
    or awaits response
    if you are a tense person,
    just go away with reasons

    there is no place for thieves
    who believe
    in taking away everything
    from you for nothing

    once you lie
    twice you fly
    thrice you bailie the expectation
    and break the relation

    shadow diminishes
    when inner light reaches
    it is a peak
    when you speak

    everything moves
    even the sun proves
    the moon lights with silvery rays
    everything goes right

    Dr Jadia Hasmukh


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