in times of peace

in times of peace

she was

the flicker of fireflies

a hypnotizing absinthe light

undulating in the summer foliage

but even

in times of peace

she was

prepared for war

the digger of unmarked graves

a paralyzing vermilion siren

beckoning in the autumn soil

a. duncan, 2017



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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

8 thoughts on “in times of peace

  1. Gemini, hm? Interesting. Is this more a hint to the mindset of this woman mentioned I wonder? The one in a time of peace but prepared to go to war, the unknown soldier in a war some might not even know exist. And even then, how do you fight what you can’t see?

    Gemini is air. Air fluctuates. I know this because I am Libra, also air. Balance. Scales. And scales shift.

    Perhaps that speaks to my own anxieties, me being a man of balance, one foot in the door of being a gentleman but also having a foot outside in the mud, ready to turn into a feral primal animal, fulfilling whatever the mood wants of me at that moment – desire, rage, fucking.

    I’m rambling. This was, as always, thought provoking. Lovely.

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  2. I happen to be a Gemini and duality – the two sides to the same coin, the same woman – two distinct personalities, behaviors and moods (compassionate and dedicated versus self destructive and arrogant) have tended to define me. My husband is a libra… most of my lovers and best male friends have been libra’s (or leo’s). So it’s not a surprise to me that, you too, are represented by the scales. They are very complimentary zodiacs… both divided in different ways. As always your feedback is lovely and fascinating.


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