saints marching in

parade nola

beat death drummers…tap
a cadence rat a tat…
to strike the mourner’s gait
of step step shuffle step…

twirl death dancers spin
with eclipsing turns…
for our sun shadow washes,
our moon spreads red as blood…

blow horn man…blast
notes Gabriel would crave
to penetrate our gauzy dread
of a mournful dirge

march passion… into joy
with trumpet, drum and dance
to sublimate despair…
to seconds life aware
against apocalypse


Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by J. Guilliame

4 thoughts on “saints marching in

  1. Hi Bonnie, I’m happy Jana pointed me in your direction. I have strolled through some of your work and am delighted by the words I have read / heard. I look forward to spending more time here and Follow you now…J

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