Life in/verse

Life in/verse
David Estringel

thoughts flow through the air
like drifts of grey ash from a burning tower,
scorching across white sheets
like cigarette burns.

to some, words sound foreign and strange—
no rhyme or reason—
but not to those who listen
in tongues.

for sooth
of my Muse’s vanity,
compulsion rules.
mad scribblings abound.

i disturb the peace of blank pages
with the moving pictures of my silent film,
fettering time
before it dissolves like sugar in the rain.


David Estringel is an avid reader and poet. Writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, & essays. His work has been accepted and/or published by Specter Magazine, Literary Juice, Foliate Oak Magazine, Indiana Review, Terror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Route 7, and The Good Men Project. He is currently a Contributing Editor (fiction) at Red Fez and editor/weekly columnist at The Good Men Project. David Estringel can be found on Twitter (@The_Booky_Man).

Previously published at Setu Bilingual Journal.


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