In the Thrall of the Raven Queen

by George Colkitto

In a swirl of a thousand dangers

where dark becomes temptation

desires become real

black birds wait for when

resistance to beauty fails

a face begs my smile

like a lighthouse beam

in the storm

says here lies destruction

I am a sailor doomed

I want to stroke her cheek

feel her hand caress my skin

join her dance

when the ravens take my eyes

I will remember


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Writers Bio

EnteGeorge Colkitto writes for the pleasure of words Recent publications are two poetry collections from Diehard Press, The Year of the Loch and Waitin tae meet wie the Deil and a pamphlet from Cinnamon Press, Brantwood, that place of Little Green Poems.

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