Can’t Escape the Light

Lines deepen, effort increasing
vision disappears behind
now all I see is red in dark

Sunlight burning through
skin and flesh, boiling blood
the green spots dance

Relentless movement with
stripes of light energy
reflection of grey matters

Leaves clattering in motion
constant slavery to the currents
of air under the endless blue

Bird calls, listen to the songs
celebrate the solitude of peace
lazy dog shakes his ears

I lie, surrounding sounds
of tropical paradise
my flight of escape

while a heaven surrounds me
I seek haven from my reality
the light burns too bright

- Ciaran Burke
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