Listen to audio Shadows - where faces hide - In time dawn’s shadow Would dim the cruelty, A face deemed bide From its carved path, Will transmute hide Said nature’s trap, For wind burnt flesh That reads like brail, Or weathered mesh On skin humanly frail, Finds soon be paired To rock-strewn canyons, Reflection of a dire face As pain unravels memory, Of its passing shadows Hence where faces hide, Among phantoms of the past Where these faces did emerge!
© Jean-Jacques Fournier
Images – Private authors; Malik Earnest 2015
Music – Leaving by Chet Baker
Audio Recital – Jean-Jacques Fournier
written in Sweetsburg
January 2, 2022
edited January 10, 2022