Singularity

a villanelle after Dewi

Tamyka Bell
Jun 20, 2017 · 1 min read
Image by Ronny Hvass (Pixabay)

I close my eyes to sky’s darkening gaze and lose hope. Something collapsed inside as you covered the cracks with glaze. And days turn to nights and nights become days and still from time’s passage I try to hide. I close my eyes to sky’s darkening gaze and ignore the rising tide, the moon’s phase pulling oceans. My life was swept aside as you covered the cracks with glaze and glitter. Your shaking hand betrays your calm exterior. Again, you lied. I close my eyes to sky’s darkening gaze; I close my eyes to love. It stays. It stains. It pains me. How could I decide as you covered the cracks with glaze? Your handiwork is now complete. She lays one hand upon weeping wounds, now dried, to close my eyes to sky’s darkening gaze — as you covered the cracks with glaze.


This poem is part of the Villanelle Vestiges project on Chalkboard. I borrowed the refrains from this villanelle:

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