The Poetry Corner featuring Kerensa Jennings

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Kerensa Jennings. Today’s selection is the root inspiration for her Psychological Thriller, Seas of Snow, coming March 9, so please check it out. :).

Lakenheath by Kerensa Jennings

They walked in blackness
Coal tar damp
Straggles of straw
Remnants fractured

Silent screams pierce the birdsong
Ancient leaves fold in, protecting

I watch your shape, entwined eternal
Primitive stasis
Pearl bone light

You two now one
Melted together
The chill breeze lingering
Above your skull faces

Overhead, an aeroplane flies by
Unseeing
Unknowing
But noiseful in its intrusion

Your bodies resting, now
Soft into the ground
Soil still scorched
Like you

I watch the quiet unfold
Over you and in you
Stygian in its stealth

I think about the man who did this to you
And my blood black purple screech stops

I watch your stillness settle
As the night of all your tomorrows descends

I see your twinness
Feel your light
Angels breathe over you
Your blackness walks

A thousand hearts cry.

Awesome poem, Kerensa! I think you really captured the mindset/atmosphere. Good luck with your release! 🙂

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Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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