Magic Lantern Show

Forgotten dreams… lost poetry,

 pinwheel through the corner of my mind

 as I sit, adrift in contemplation.

 Unspoken words to lost love:

 A magic lantern show

 in desolation


Raging at blind Fortune

 for snatching future seconds

 but lost and impotent without you here.

 Unstoppable, unmerciful -

 time’s river thunders on.

 Awake, to drown in loneliness and fear.


Not the purest of their priests

 not the wisest of their teachers

 could ever hope to bring you back to me

 but not the darkest thief of night time

 could steal the love we shared

 could steal away our past from memory