BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.22, NAPOWRIMO

  On blood soaked walls  he painted his pain  in shades of scarlet  crying, on walls worked red he captured the child with cries that still  are drying, on scarlet walls he hung his hurt on hooks too high  to handle, in rooms since then he sees that shade still kindling  in the dwindling candle. […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.21, NAPOWRIMO

  Snow is no different to sun; it falls and we, in turn, slip silent under its blanket before it dissolves on skin  still tingling from its touch. I recall the heat we made every morning I wake up  and feel the caress  of the cold. All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.20, NAPOWRIMO

  Beat beat on beat back. Break  break in break out. Hold  hold on hold out for happy for hopeful  for a harbour. We can be drums beating out every breath breaking down every boundary  having a hold on the harbour  while the current  caresses us with connection  that is ours for the catch. We […]

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.19, NAPOWRIMO

  If we pulled up all the carpets, all the rugs, how many secrets would we find  swept into shadows  that never settle? If we turned up all the mistruths, all the twists, how many futures  could we save from being cast into creatures  that cannot comfort? All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.18, NAPOWRIMO

  There are walls we have to build, both boundaries and barricades,  others we have to climb and then that wall, cemented into corners that cannot be cleared, when two worlds  held hands over the cracks  we were happy to overlook. All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES, NO.17, NAPOWRIMO

  You played your card despite your hand, held your tongue to spite your subjects, you thought I’d miss your words  but sentences  were never your strength. You were a book  too blank to be breached, an unexplored emptiness forgotten before it found  any fondness for form.  All words and drawings by Damien B. Donnelly

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