Amber


Deep in the woods there lies a gem
Frozen past with a shape inside
Her struggling hands were stilled halfway
They won't shield the astonished eyes
Now past scars swarm in soughs
As night billows with the dawn
Now the smell of forgotten blood
Wafts on

One day a nymph stopped by an oak
As its rustling boughs sighed "Be mine"
She felt her mouth weave a sweet song
Her arms grew deep into the trunk
Then a glitter caught her eye
Sunlight deep in the woods
Then a crooked path spread out
As she tore loose

But when that singing died
The echoes laughed
"But the one you leave behind
There are no paths"

From tree to tree, she chased that gleam
Resin keepsakes in her hair
Her back grew heavy with what she'd keep
Till she fell beneath that weight
Then the path was gone, like that
"I've lost my way" - she wailed
Then the air spun golden threads
She screamed as they wove a shell

But soon the screaming died
And echoes laughed
"But the one you leave behind
There are no paths"

Deep in the woods there lies a gem
Frozen past with a shape inside
Her struggling hands were stilled halfway
They won't shield the astonished eyes
Now past scars swarm in soughs
Dawn brought pain and truth
Now an amber seed gleams
In the woods


© 2004 Krystian Aparta