Enveloped in darkness

A little called poor

White and a discolored life
and a ragged settlement,
a constant increase.

What is the length,
it is there and a dark space;
a rich line drawn in the sand distinguishes it.

Cabbage in a pot makes a boil;
inside a dirty window
shows a count of ten.

Thicker and thicker is leaning;
she is widening
and mentioning nothing.

All that is needed is a catalog,
seed clam, potato, bread a little please;
presupposed and little corners of hunger.

Notwithstanding a sickness
no money for a cure;
overbearing and a sacrifice.

Play outside when the rain is wrong,
and white is wrong as a pedestrian;
plenty of the right kind of breathing then.

Trembling cause a whole thing is
a sad size,
every bit is church wrong in a prayer.

No breaking the losing of no little piece
no more than any other

Any plan is a compressed disease
handily made of what is necessary;
the plainer is made more than reason.

A pine box is made neatly
to have holes;
is used and taken apart for a different size.

Left open to be closed to be circulating
in summer and winter,
and a sick color that is grey.

A piece of earth is not splendor,
dirty is worm yellow;
more in soil not mentioned.

Mourning if not dangerous is a pleasure
if it is cheap
supposing there are no flowers.

No cut in pennies and little dressing
and bare feet;
a peaceful life to uplift them.

~A little called poor

A blind looking glass

A death egg in a cast iron pan.
A single eye makes an excuse. Two
are more necessary;
blisters in a cup, somewhere-
sudden very little, suppose is a
There is no gratitude in mercy-
it was chosen yesterday;
crawling in a circle
and getting use to it,
there is a bargain with a cane;
some increase means
a calamity. So ordinary.

Pencil and matches being round
things are something
suggesting and a coin
likely for a number- it is necessary
to mingle in a tin cup.
Very nicely may not be
There are more places empty,
if inside is let in and
certainly something desperate,
which has feeling.
The perfect to accustom the
thing is to have a
silver lining-

A not torn color hanging in a
blight. The necessity dwindled.
Not withstanding the
and a strict occasion.
The care which is wrong and
plenty of doubt.
Suppose within a glass within
a gate which is open at
the hour of closing
blindness, a light in the
moon without a struggle;
What is the sensible decision-
some reasoning
and a sight.
All this makes a magnificent
handily made of a singular
It measures a length sooner
than a blindness.

~A blind looking glass

The mushroom effect

A kind of a cloud and an explosion,
a spectacle and nothing strange
a single hurt skin
and an arrangement in a system;
the difference is spreading.

A change has come, there is no search,
there is no hope; surely any is
unwelcome, surely it is unconvincing.
Supposing there is irregularity
of a violent kind
and not getting tired of it.
Surely very likely the little things
are no longer splendor.

There is a reason for distress to be
quite solid in standing
and to use heaviness in mourning.
Very strongly my be
fainting and not to be exaggerated.

Headless bodies makes for mercy
and a wilting flower
is loud enough
which has feeling
made handily of dust;
it indicates a cemetery journey
established by length
and by doubling.

The ground is left open to be
left closed;
a color that is earthen rust,
an occasional resource
for a body.
A sad size, a particular
color strangely;
assembling waits for a spade.

The mushroom effect has left
a message,
the intention it is an astonishment
for a cleansing,
lighter than some weight;
the pound of a wound
in an ambulance.
The disgrace is not in its
carelessness, but in
the sowing of its stitches.

~The mushroom effect

41 comments on “Enveloped in darkness

  1. weedjee says:

    Blind could be a rainbow effect when someone read your poems ! Love again.

  2. Dear Lance, goosepimples again! Such powerful words! Thank you. Elisa

  3. Once again, thank you for your poems, Lance !
    Have a good Sunday.

  4. Barbara A. A Smith says:

    Words spoken with powerful images to trigger this reader to sense the meaningful portrayal of this writer’s utterings with important views to share with a mixed audience. Lance, your writings are an example of the overall world to get into the mind of others’ thoughts and opinions as they see life. Excellence is always with your offerings. Barbara Kasey Smith

  5. Marta Pinhao says:

    ¡Que inquietantes y poderosos tus relatos! Gracias. Abrazote y cuídate.

  6. Rana says:

    Such powerful and meaningful words used – I, beyond love it!

  7. alliediltz says:

    I love this. Mourning can apply to so many forms of loss. Thank you for sharing.

  8. crazywitch25 says:

    Wonderful. I’m a little confused on the first one, but I mean no offense. You have a way with words.

  9. Devon Brock says:

    Man o man o man, Lance. I must say, these pieces strike very hard. My favorite of yours thus far, though you will most likely supersede that shortly. The rhythmic unity and voice that bridges the three pieces to create a full picture of need and prejudice is exceedingly well crafted, but based on my reading comes not from artifice but sheer gut. Thanks for this trio.


  10. Powerful and heartbreaking, Lance.

  11. Powerful imagination and amazing words! As always you create a fantastic poem! Thank you, Lance.

  12. rabirius says:

    Really brilliant, again. Excellent work, Lance.

  13. librepaley says:

    Both thoughtful and thought provoking on important themes, thank you.

  14. This is heart wrenching! I especially love the first one, the image it paints

  15. Joana Alaves says:

    Hello Lance, great post and really powerful words!!!😊

  16. As always, awesomely written! I just hope these are not portends of what’s to befall us the longer this pandemic lasts.

  17. Your poem are embedded in emotions and feelings. It’s rare to find such detailed blogs. Your comment section is not working in before blogs

  18. lampmagician says:

    So generous and glorious from you to share your such wonderful works. Thank you, dear Lance 🙏👍

  19. martine says:

    Merci beaucoup je suis enchanter de pouvoir faire ta connaissance et aussi pouvoir te compter parmi mes amis

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