by Carl Scharwath
I am waiting for you. On this evening, cold as adoring snow Daring to question the stars As they fall like raindrops of memory. anguishing incarnation- Flooding my soul with Fragments of us, together in a Life we both knew had a Termination wired into our destiny. martyrs rejoice- Alone, left to witness the end. As the world gyrates Towards a glorious rebirth Knowing I missed the rapture. The Children of Summer The children of summer embrace in the moonless evening Inside their souls-speaking meanings to never forget Social justice is our bond as we strive together. Helping each other in the confidence That the friendliest relationship Will be eternal and have meaning. Rejoice- Rejoice- Tomorrow is yours. An epicene beauty beholds you Dawn delivers an exciting change Championed in your numbers as voices rise Expostulating with an abstract ideal The sirens of the elite are calling you To the cliffs of hope or destruction? Isolated A curtain, shroud-like Sheds dust falling gently Like an early morning snowfall To disappear on the dingy floor. The man looks around The walls peeling and stained Seem to compliment his Old and almost useless furniture. Living alone, the room seems To wrap itself around him Tighter and tighter until Anxiety and solitude are the new daybreak.
Carl Scharwath has appeared globally with 175+ journals selecting his writing or art. Carl has published three poetry books and his latest book “Playground of Destiny” features poetry, short stories and photography (Impspired Press) His two photography books were published by Praxis in Africa. His photography was also exhibited in the Mount Dora Center for The Arts gallery and The Leesburg Center for The Arts. Six global poets have also selected his photography to grace the covers of their published books. Carl was the art editor for Minute Magazine (4 years,) is a contributing editor for ILA Magazine and was nominated for The Best of the Net Award (2021) by Penumbric Magazine and was a finalist for the Mary Cassatt award for photography. He is also a competitive runner, and a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.