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Sequined Lights

The stage; its shadow
Casts a dark light. . .

The spinning soul
The Prima Ballerina’s Pose
Shimmers within its light

Stray thoughts wither and rage
While sequins shimmer in her wake
Her time approaches; coming so near
As dark robes of light come to kill!
We run! Our hope alive?
Out of breathe .. . . So confused
A peaceful soul to which we wait

In tulle, beyond the demons glitter
A soul sails through heaven’s wake
Her dress; those thoughts of life
All jeweled in Sequin Lights

An Orchid knows its beauty
A shortened life so frail
To all who see it knows
The spinning top must shiver
As the dance begins to slow

-Lewis Campbell-

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