Added on by Archer Dougherty.

by Archer Dougherty


Ribboned silver water -

Luminescent trails slant in soft cotton light

High near the wood front door.


Blue pillow of night enfolds the white


The pantheon of blackness arches overhead endless

Soundless, starless.


No moon shadow to illuminate gold

Pale quick darting

Dark within darkness, just the cold



Near as pluming breath. And the nothing I see –

Cold, heavy, close stillness

Massive void of silent presence

Hunching heavily in its transience

Is the nothing which reaches back.