Wrapped in the silence

So deafening loud

To the light 

In tge depths 

Of the puddle

I turn

Struggling to breathe

Not even a breeze

And here I am

Watching the light at my feet

Frozen in the heat

Sky sweat puddles before me

And in an instant

A heartbeat

The breath of misunderstanding

There you are

Author: April Wells 

Published 8/28/2016

Morning Music



All around you

Creeping out of the silence

The beauty

The music

That only comes to th 5am

Traffic and train

Hum to the cadance

Of cricket and cicada

The affected rhythm beat of someone’s AC

Not even the birds break in

Too dark, their son too sweet

For 5 am

Smell the rich damp earth

Rich with rot and dog shit and marigolds

Beneath feet cold and wet from the dew

Watch the dancers on the (street) floor.

Small hooves prance

See them dance

Slow and subtle

In the moonlight

In darkness and ease

To the rhythm of the song

There is a beauty in the darkness

Starlit canvas

Above and beyond

Pinprick witness to the baller

Nobody. ever. sees

Nobody but me?

How can tgat be

Cars pass with eyes that dont see

In the damp and the darkness

This music

Is mine

Author: ajw
published: 8/26/16


nibble at the edges
gather crumbs with damp fingers
touch them to tongue and taste
the nibbles tease
leave you longing
for the reality
of consumption

a bite
just one small bite
teases again
and again
quietly stolen in the darkness
what could come of just one taste
of that which is

Finally enjoying
glorifying in the taste
of reality
tasting the soft tang
sweet and sour and gloriously cold
in the heat of the brilliant dawn
taste the dreams
do not nibble the edges
do not chance that just one taste
do not
swim in all that is the beauty
and never stop
the enjoyment
of the banquet of every day


Author: ajw
date: 8/25/16


Failing Epicly

With the dawn
comes the dawning
as all great plans
of mice and men
once again
epicly I fail
and yet
in the fading gloom
of the night into
the brilliant golden red
of yet another dawn
comes the dawning
that in every failure
in every bright shining failure
lies the seed
of a million future dreams


Author: ajw
date: 8/25/16

Fading Light

As summer fades
into the glorious beauty
that warms the soul
cling fast
to the fading light
Hold on
with all of your might
in the end
as summer fades
into winter’s embrace
the light
from without
is all
of the light
that there is


Author: ajw
date: 8/25/16

Times remembered

Butterscotch kisses

Sticky and sweet

Never hurriedly wiped away

Dirty fingers

Smudge faces

Never heard you look like you’ve been

Sucking a pig

Sweaty hugs and

Puke down brand new shoes

Never heard 

The words

That cloy and sting

Dirty walls 

Long forgotten

Little Tykes passed on and on and on

And never the words


Or can’t 

Never screached the defamed

Dandelion bouquets clutched in

Butterscotch kisses

And ice cream fists 

Of love


Nothing is always


Always nothing is

And I in tge silence 

Listen to the song

And dream of the dance


Left behind

The song

The words

Stuck in the tarry warmth

Of the silence

Always never

Never always

Never in the silence sing