Muse Amongst The Ruins

I tap upon the closed rusty gate
rubbled rhyme scattered lines
abandoned alliteration abound

forgotten & unwritten elegies
untranslatable verbiage
graffitied upon the walls

shall another villanelle be scribed
sestina no sonnet – refrain nor quatrain
all words lost in the dry well

crying into lurching lurking shadows
voice & inspiration decimated to dust
is this the day after the end of the word

unexcavated verse
disintegrated quill & gall
Invoking mute ghazals

searching for my muse amongst the ruins
kneeling to beseech forlorn gods
I rap upon the open rusty gate





Words and image TERRENCE SYKES

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