Another day in the kingdom

Another day in the kingdom!

The princess wakes from a long sleep; after periods of cold, and wondering why she didn't have a blanket. She rubs her eyes until they are open wide. She sees light. She stands confused, how can there be light in this cold dark place? She turns around to see the door of the dungeon standing wide open. The sunlight is shining on her pale skin. She wonders; was it the captor that opened the door? Was it the voice with the key? Her thoughts move quickly; quickly to the here and now, she is free at last. She leaves all the thoughts of the dungeon behind her. In her heart all that is left are the lessons learned while in the dungeon.

In the Land of the Stars

Once upon a time in the land of the stars, there lived a princess. The  
princess had been locked away in a cold dungeon. Over time the dungeon  
had become a familiar place, not at all the frightening place it once  
was. One day the princess heard a voice off in the distance. The voice  
was hopeful and calming. The princess wondered how she could reach  
this wonderful voice. The voice then came to her; calmed her fears and  
presented her with the key to the dungeon. The princess was scared,  
scared to leave the place that had become familiar. The voice spoke to  
her softly and often with words of hope and encouragement.  The princess  
kept the key hidden from from her captor and from the rest of the  
kingdom. Often she would take the key from it's hiding place to admire  
it and the possibilities of freedom. The day came when the princess  
took the key from it's hiding place; held it firmly in her hand and  
approached the door. She put the key in the lock and turned it, to  
open the door. Her heart was pounding with fear and excitement. The  
princess heard the voice, it said come, don't be affraid. It is  
beautiful; you are beautiful. The princess stepped out of the dungeon  
only to find that there was another door. She did not have the key to  
this door; the voice then said, don't worry you will find the other  
key. This went on for quite some time. The voice spoke less  
frequently. The last thing the voice said from far off in the distance  
was, I have found the key. The princess never heard the voice again.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business
A dream of you, the churning and burning begins again, again.
Unfinished business.
Back to the beginning, to the end.
Foolish thoughts, words, yours, mine.
A broken lease, an eviction notice served to a vacant apartment.
Shaken faith, betrayed trust.
The magnetic pull, the sailor’s knot, can’t break free.
Unfinished business.
Souls connected.
A desire to defecate on the memory, yours, mine.
A song sung to the deaf, a picture painted for the blind.
Unfinished business.

No Matter

Sharp pointed.
A knife, a sword, or ice pick.
The men that carry them.
Double edged, razor sharp or piercingly pointed.
Directed at your heart or your back, no matter.

Soft colorful.
The tongues that wag, the mouths that drool, and speak from both sides;
The mouths that paint pictures, pictures thick with oil paint,
sketchy drawings, no matter.

Black, White, or Grey.
Words and paper, fresh new words, aged faded words.
Words that build up, words that tear down.
Truthful words, placatory words.
Not sticks, not stones, just words, no matter.

A Love

An old building, the curves, the architectural detail.
An appreciation for the passion and talent of those who spent an entire lifetime in its design.
The dedication it takes to create a thing of true beauty.
The individuals who died before the completion of their work of art.
The grey hues that are acquired over the years.
The painstaking efforts of preservation and restoration.
The lives that were touched at all stages, the design, the construction, the admiration.
These are the things that can be felt when admiring an old building.