STRANGE TIDAL BRIEFLY by Richard William Kirkpatrick-Thorne

A Vertically Challenged Walk For Great Herons
And Woods-Creeping Kildeer,
In The Ebony Knotted Ceiling Of Stars,
Where All That Bellows Belong To A Handed
Bewilderment… Untame And
Bearing Its Own Upon Its Pitted Back,
Plotted Black… Loss Of Worlds… Glass-Shattering…

A Brief Wash-Over, A Muddy Soft Reincarnation,
Throats Tightening Before The Sooty Docking
Premonition Drives A Crowd Before A Cracking Whip,
Leaning Into The Support
Scratching Its Side Against The Posts,
Taking Into The Flesh For Confident Zealotry,
Pearls To The Everlasting Deep…

Minds To The Horizon,
Lost For Its Travels,
Nearing Not One Inch More…

And Now… A Switch… It Clicks Into Place,
The Lasting Cupping Of Hands,
Take What You Can… As It Pours Out, An Amber Burned Sunset…

Swirl Your Fingers… Trace The Licking Flames.

RICHARD WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK-THORNE

Ottawa,Ontario Tuesday November 27th 2018

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Richard William Kirkpatrick-Thorne was born on January 15, 1976 in Montréal, Québec. Stillness And Echoes is his newest publication since 2016. His poetry from 2009-2012 can be found in his first two books L’Oeil Du Minuit and The Tangled Cedaring Sublime & Its Knotting InTo NoThing Of Time. When not busy writing or sipping on a pint of a local brew, he can often be found hammering away on some MMORPG.
He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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