The Work Will Witness
by C.S. Thompson
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This collection of sonnets was written in honor of the author's wife. "Perhaps nothing could be less in the spirit of our time than such a work, but this is all the more reason for it to exist," Thompson says.
"The work itself bears witness"- so they say.
All things are proven, not by words, but deeds.
We walk a narrow, haunted, ancient way
That's gone to ruin. Overgrown with weeds,
And shunned by those who should have kept it clear-
The path of lovers. Once a shining trail,
Now burnt and broken. There are monsters here.
They wait in ambush, ghosts of loves that failed,
And hungry, yet, to savor blood and life.
Breathe deep and quiet; feel your hand in mine.
These vampires have no power. You're my wife,
And we shall need no "once upon a time."
Our love is such as these could never know.
In holy passion I will prove it so.
About the Author: CS Thompson is a poet, writer and historical fencing instructor. He is the author of the Noctiviganti series of dark fantasy novels, and his collections of poetry include Ghost Shadows from Wildside Press and City at the Edge of Night. CS Thompson lives with his wife Cicely in Portland, Maine.