Scarlet Sun Rise Above

 Stockholm in the Morning by Katharine Shelby. 2018.
Stockholm in the Morning by Katharine Shelby. 2018.


Scarlet sun rise above

Shine the autumn with your love

Cast the water in apricot hues

Cover the sky with shades of bittersweet

You have one crimson eye

And one of silver

Great beast lurking to pounce

Dusty sea lip laps

As the world is still and quiet

Before humans buzz on the city streets

Before the world is filled with countless heart beats


A Crime

To

Think this

Happened here too

 

Something

A horrible

Very terrible thing

 

Fear

It will

Take you far

 

Difference

Will not

Nothing we do

 

Affect

What will

Happen in this

 

Place

Of dreams

Of many nightmares

 

You

Sleep in

The corner of

 

This

Room of

Red and black

 

Blood

Death, coals

Heat, hell, pain

 

It

Is the

Hell that expands