spotlit poem . . . inquisitor

an ice dragon’s breath first freezes
then warms you, play thing,
grants you the freedom of his pen
invisible wherein he’s placed you
illusion of a life
slowly, from the edges,
his freeze-cold artistry creeps in
frosting this illusion
creeping to your heart
to show everything’s already lost
and everything you’ve found is taken
all your warmth denied
discounted in his polar certainties
one of those who claim to know of worlds
biased by his scaly skin
ice breath armoured with a fire
lord protector of the fearful innocent

A. H / K. H-H (4 February 2019)


it is a false power that requires the destruction or inhibition of your power?

but that is the reality of power

and some may inhibit themselves when they see it

perhaps this explains free will – and I’d have to think and study if it relates at all to Old Nick and his hell

is it that we are allowed hell, in this sense, as removed from the divine, if we insist – we certainly do seem to insist a lot

deception – self deception

because you accept their claim of seniority,
a fact in the gold grab, they’ll say they know
you do not know, you can’t, they do

because they insist
despite how clearly rude it is
whilst taking what you find, twisting it to fit

because communion is rare
this age empowers ignorance
you may be deceived

A. H/ K. H-H (4th January 2020)


tyranny breeds where it cannot be A. H / K. H-H (23rd November 2019)

power grab

by the powers that be because if they don’t they won’t be A. H / K. H-H (25 October 2018)

one day they may tax waking

one day they may tax waking
from dreams they’ve already stolen

tolls only hide
cannot threaten

A. H / K. H-H (16th August 2018)

fools hold certain facts

fools hold certain facts
beyond thought’s border rampage
afraid they need power

darkness’s friends waiting still
they know their dream real

thought’s dragon fire so strange
needs strangers beyond its breath
ridden broken enveloped

who the tamer
who the tamed

A. H / K. H-H (30/11/17 – 1/12/17)