KEPT SILENT

 

Worries weaves
beneath the skin
like filagree
all twists and thin,
but secrets seep
as veins grow violent
for nothing comes
of sins kept secret.

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Inspired by A Twitter prompt ‘Kept Silent’ from #Written River

CURIOUS CORNERS

 

 

Curiosity curated
around corners,
in passageways
of potted plants
and lingering light,
corners created
for the curious,
for passersby
to peep into privacy
in search of secrets
neath shadows and dust,
piggy banks with golden coins
and cans worthy of Warhol.

Dreams are dreamt
in little lanes
where light lingers
on broken benches
baring burdens of old,
curated into wood
and seeped into stone steps.

A passageway to
the past in Paris…

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Photographs taken in the Passage de l’Ancre, Paris 2eme.

 

SECRETS ON THE STAIRS

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Where turrets twist

light leaps around steps

long since merged
with the marks,

caressed into carpets

made bare by the burdens
they now bare,

secrets
stored in stairs that turn
ever onwards,
ever upwards,

always reaching for the rest
of the story

never truly told in the light

still leaping.

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Photographs taken at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris, France.