Blinded by the Light

by braveandrecklessblog

night turned Armageddon

on a guitar pick

flashes easily mistaken for fireworks

eclipsed neon lights

further fall of civilization

documented on iPhones

played by ravenous media

on endless loops

until eyes fill with tears

bile burns the back of our throats

anxiety twists our guts

no match

for terror


that drowned out

country melodies

as incomprehensible projectile hate

tore lives apart

into before



fill my closets

with mourning black

my heart is heavy with certainty

that we will live

to sing this bitter song

of grief

of impotent outrage




to tone deaf ears


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

4 Comments to “Blinded by the Light”

  1. Becoming audibly silent might we marry the wind, and blow back to the sound of country.

  2. I found a magic leaf not unlike those last night, any wish it told me it could grant me, so I gave it back to the garden to grow

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