Slowly, dragging out this one stance,
the apologetic nod of approval
convinces wavering confidence
to continue in the inhalation
of time and tranquility welded as one.
Matched like playing cards
dropped in sun’s dripping rays,
melting upon upturned faces,
fading out to the corner of the mind.
Blank and dull, cobwebs collect to a colony
while a drowsy smile slides out of tune.
A wreath of regret drifts lazily in the evening
sending smokey shivers down the spine.
Sweet toxin sipped from a gold chalice
dribbles down a craving throat,
hungering for this appetite of desire.
Memories turn blurry, smudging focus obsolete.
Eyelids droop to battered lashes,
crying out for some liquid relief.