I was on my own now, only the fire’s flame keeping me company. Well, that and ants marching through a gap in the stones. I reached down to touch them, intruding on their world. They hurriedly and excitedly split up their formation, scrambling every which way in the light of the fire.
My fingers were numb now, but the burning sensation in my hands from the night’s cold temperatures was still a fresh memory.
I wrote my goodbyes on the cave walls with the ashes from the fire. I was longing for my family that I would never see again.
I rarely post two pieces by the same poet, but whether recent or older, these seemed to mesh well together. They made me think that those people who are purposefully unique tend to end up being a beloved someone. 🙂
Intensity laced with lunacy; it’s seductively subliminal. Past hurt swept away by the look masquerading as deeply in love. It’s not love. It’s danger. And it easily has you. If you are not careful. Psychological warfare playing out in the depths of your mind. Don’t be deceived by the charm of the snakes, the force of the demanding ones or the egos of those where clever observation never occurs. They will hurt you. Maybe not right away, but they will. The scars of learning are deep and never healing. See it before it gets a hold of you.
The boys tried to plead with their captors. “Free us!” But where would they go? Trapped on a ship sailing the Philippine Sea, they could crave their freedom, but then what? They’d actually only get as far as the ledge of the boat.
Their situation tested their will. Cursing their fate, they angrily rattled the chain connecting them. “Why did we let them steal us from our families? Wouldn’t you rather be dead than enslaved?” The boys thought of the games that distracted them, leading to their imprisonment.
Just then, the main doors opened. It was the infamous Christopher Columbus!
Both pieces are exquisitely short but pack brilliant messages about the things we love, enjoy, pursue, engage in, and adore. Ultimately, my point of putting these two together is that we, as individuals, decide what ecstasy is to us.