Keep Art Alive :: “Let Me” :: Art by Audrey Kawasaki
Silence the Crow
Just a Maisy crazy tale,
with a rip in her dress,
in the ozone,
in the pages,
in her religion.
Cut her barefeet on faith,
leaving trails of misplaced hope,
It all makes sense,
if you close your eyes,
hang upside down,
Stapled her wings to the floorboards,
her nails etch new endings,
The magician sends letters,
you can slide through the cracks,
make your body small,
Mother May I bakes loaves of regret,
seasoned with the man who let her down,
letting the apron strings fall.
Words start to move across a sky,
and coming together,
he offers splinters of glass,
cut off wires,
to bleed her free.
The armies they hunt for her,
mark maps with ink dripping weapons,
place an ambush under the skin.
Her mind becomes cluttered,
insanity leaving graffiti on the stalls,
her breath catches on the claw,
They all know it,
the hidden truth,
one day these weeds will win.
Black Crow :: Angus & Julia Stone