01 January 2008

"Of Good and of Evil"

Mary Katherine and myself
Went wandering by the sea.
Lonely drifters dredged upon
This shore of Normalcy.

Nothing--save the sailing stars
Reflecting in her eyes--
Guided us, two independents,
Joined for a time.

Mary Katherine spoke of places
I could never know:
Lands where only dreamers and
The innocent may go.

Singing songs and telling tales
No mortal soul can tell,
Mary Katherine knows the tongues
Of Heaven and of Hell.

Mary Katherine left me at
The dawning of the day,
Yet not before she told me where
That fateful garden lay.

As I travel, seeking for
That one eternal tree,
Mary Katherine waltzes in
And out of Normalcy.

Travis Shillington

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