Anguish stretches over the unkind chasm
as the unmoved clouds echo wounds.
Drops of bleeding doubts plot against the sky,
calling the red moon to quieten the words.

A melancholic lullaby envelopes the universe
cheating dreams and possibilities, tattoeing
prophecies behind the stars.
She hides stains in her eyes.

Peace shall live today as she walks barefoot
to get the razor, writing a story in media res.
The beginning never prevails when despair
darts what is in between lines.
She might find the right metaphor
to explain her persona.
But at least her symphony of forgetfulness shall end
for silence is the perfect answer when there is no answer,
when there is no voice.

Karla Bardanza

In medias res or medias in res (into the middle of things) is a Latin phrase denoting the literary and artistic narrative technique wherein the relation of a story begins either at the mid-point or at the conclusion, rather than at the beginning (cf. ab ovo, ab initio), establishing setting, character, and conflict via flashback and expository conversations relating the pertinent past.

Copyright©Karla Bardanza 2011

1 comment:

  1. "Peace shall live today as she walks barefoot"...
    We do walk barefoot through this world, few see our path where we have been. But... they do see our works that follow us! Beautiful my flower! EXALT!