Terrence Sykes

DNA PASTORAL

along field’s edge
persimmons
clinging – longing
for first frost
dreams & chicory
cut down to  straw
unborn children
scythed into oblivion

searching  for that
field guide to religions
stumbled upon
thrift
store truth
pass along plants
watered by bitter wine
artesian baptismal fountain
until colors mutated

unsung hymnal
overgrown pastures
eroded turmeric
stained soil
archaic greenhouse
suspended arbutus galaxy
as the last sparks of day
mute into void

Copyright © Terrence Sykes 2016

Terrence Sykes was born and raised in the rural coal mining region of southwestern Virginia and this isolation brought forth the theme of remembrance to his creations, whether real or imagined.  His poetry – photography – flash fiction  have been published in India, Scotland, Spain and the USA.

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Poet, publisher, gardener
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