Dawn – Howl Davies

[A note from Howl: Inspired by a piece of autobiographical haikus by Christine Ray of Brave & Reckless. She reminded me how fun haikus were, and how they’re a great solution to a full on creative block.]

I admire the way
the dawn rolls and recreates
adjacently blind

To the half-drunk boys
and the half-heartbroken girls,
trying to forget

The gristly encore
it’s delayed in its showing
yet it comes around

Not before a glimpse
of the spotlight matinee,
le Cirque du Soleil,

Cleansing rituals
to please the gods of the day
to polish the soul

Justification
belongs in daylight, just as
transgressions, the night

And dawn pulls the rope
lifting curtains for each act
blind, deaf, and silent.


 

[Howl Davies is the ringleader at The Sounds Inside.]

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

8 thoughts on “Dawn – Howl Davies”

  1. I completely delighted that I inspired this! Your language and imagery captures me as always. Particularly loved
    “To the half-drunk boys
    and the half-heartbroken girls,
    trying to forget”
    Hmmm. . . maybe I need to write some more haiku.

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