The Goddamned Gospel According to Nina Simone
Enshrouded fog lingers upon the station
Radiating amber - burgundy- verdant vibes
I’m gonna lay my head down on some lonesome railroad line
Encaved light emits from within the soundless tunnel
Merely another damned locomotive - not divine revelation
Derailed once again upon the narrow path of redemption
Collision - Concourse - Confusion
Something about an uncertain journey & a hand basket
Upon a road paved with certain intentions
Staccato’d Nina Simone lingers on previously laid tracks
Sermonizing once more - temptation upon the lips
Eat forbidden fruit - it’s mighty sweet - it’s quite a treat
Scrap booking another exotic Bosch landscape
When the conductor statically announces
All hell-bound - - cue to the far left please
Terrence Sykes was born and raised in the rural coal mining area of Virginia. This isolation brings the theme of remembrance to his creations, whether real or imagined. Other interests include cooking, gardening, heirloom vegetable research & foraging wild edibles. His poetry - photography - flash fiction has been published in Bangladesh ,Canada, Ireland, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Scotland, Spain and the USA.
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