The girl I used to know

I used to know a child
With red ribbons in her hair
She played with all the boys
For me she did not care

I used to know a girl
Her smile was delightful
She’d flirt with all the boys
To me she was quite spiteful

I used to know a lady
At night she worked the clubs
She’d dance for all the men
To me she would be snub

Now I know a woman
Goes by the name of Honey
All the men avoid her
From me she begs for money

Light within the shadows

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In the gentle autumn breeze
There’s a flicker in the trees,
As the light that casts a gleam
Is splintered through the leaves.

At first you will not notice
Because you’ll find it hard to focus,
As the sunlight burns the retina
While you search upon the locus.

But if you gaze for just a minute
At the shadows trapped within it,
You will see beyond the boundaries
Of this world you think is finite.

Amid darkness there is light
Which in viewing you just might,
Mistaken your own vision
When you gape the precious sight.

For in these spaces never sense’d
Like the places aforementioned,
Lay the fleeting unlocked gateways
To the alternate dimensions.

But by the time you have perceived
This percept within the trees,
Your sight will-have readjusted
And you’ll begin to disbelieve.