Tag: isolation

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Victoria Chained, Hannah Levien, The Magicians, Season I

Unchained Melody

Darkness
Chains
Isolation

But for
A trickle of light
Filtered down
Through the depths
And for a time
On cloudless days
A streamer
Of brilliance
Reminds
A world beyond
This dreary depth

No chains
Confine me
No darkness
Destroy me
No isolation
Confound me

The light beyond
Serves to remind
The light within

Always burning
Always bright
Always connected

So that I

Am never in darkness
Am never restrained
Am never alone

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Shadow in the Singing Sands

Shadow in the Singing Sands

Dragging my feet along the dune’s crest I notice the shadow falling away in the sand. Stopped, I am a willowy figure, impossibly tall, in a cloudless, windless expanse of sand beyond my cinematic imagination. A lone — lonely — silhouette for whom the Mountains of Singing Sands do not offer a whisper. Isolation. Solitude.

Framing the picture is easy, but the figure… the figure lacks form. A couple of poses make no improvement, until I hold my left arm out and the camera strap falls from my shoulder.