Judecca – by Phillipe Chatelain

Self portrait. by Phillipe Chatelain
Self portrait. by Phillipe Chatelain


For once, incentive was just not enough:
Iconic aspirations fueling marvels
Before dilated and faithful pupils,
Twice humbled in the “starry dynamo of night.”
And these resonating flashes of sky
Always show before they tell;
But waiting in the dark silence we invent their message
Together with our words’ embrace hidden below
In a slow, earth-bound light.
We see with closed and recognizing eyes,
Fearlessly treading this rock searching the warmth
Of a glistening ember floating deep
Within the pit to which our substance is dragged.
A muffled beat, bump quaking beneath in aching,
When the message came it found us deafened
By our own voices.

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

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