The Luminate Chariot

The Luminate Chariot has previously been published in All of Me Vol. VI, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing. Featured art is by Irulana.

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Leonard Cohen “A Thousand Kisses Deep”

The skies were black and blue
The stars had died
So had the moon
My heart of ice
Had cracked clean through
Yet, still I marvelled at the view

Marble statues lie in ruin
And I clapped at their undoing
Breaking rank it seemed
Was not that hard to do
Through the rubble of my troubles
I approximately doubled
Feathers nominally ruffled
Glossed anew

Silence steeped the keep
Yet, I discerned no harrow creep
Within the shallows
I dove deep
To brave the seas
Within the narrows of the shadows
I could breathe
And seat at baby grand piano
In the hallowed light of She
Every vein ignited
Had been cordially invited
To the ballroom pending my RSVP

The skies were black and blue
Their scars remarked of ashen hue
Height of fashion once impassioned to renew
My bones were fractured
Still the mascot flowers grew
And bid resume to the most animate of hyperactive bloom

In my breast pocket
A mirror ornate
The kind that confided familiar portrait
With eyes realigned
I discerned a kind face
Felt some way less subsided as She guided my gaze back again

The fairest of all shared reflections
Reprised from the blur of returning affection
Provided undying protection
A blessing
Of worth
To undress me of curse
An expression of old
Told through precious few words
By the heavens foretold
Though unquestionably slurred
As my destiny finally seen became heard
The stars had wed to night
So had the moon
My heart bled red with fire
And crackled valiant and true
As I rode astride her chariot and marvelled at the view

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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