The Beckoning

Author: • August 7, 2016 • Poems

bubble © John Loo via flickrBubbles

Lazily swim

swarming

just beyond reach

captured within, life

My life

 

Bluish green

smoothers me,

embracing the white bubbles

Below blackness

beckons

 

I flew

without wings

A steel spine

my launch

till my bleakness

severed it

 

One step

Just one

into nothingness

I embraced

clouds

as light and free

Till…

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About the Author

Ken WilliamsAuthor: Ken Williams

Country of residence: United States of America

Nationality: American

Mother tongue: Spanish, English

Ken Williams worked for the homeless in Santa Barbara CA.  His ability to empathize with this marginalized group was formed when he was exposed to racism as a child.  Not looking “Mexican”, the racism of his schoolmates was freely shared with him.  His grandmother was a cook for Pancho Villa, the Mexican revolutionary.  The racism experienced in Vietnam reinforced his feelings for the “outsider.”  He writes novels, screenplays, articles and poems.  Fractured Angel is his newest novel.

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