Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Human Vortex

by Eve Dobbins


Wild winds shriek through the trees
As the world continues its deluge upon our senses
No longer on microfiche but instead blaring out the images
We stand like the Immaculate Conception listening to proclamations
With judgment and sharp rhetoric drawn like slingshots aimed at the heart
Hungry looks defy the strength of the wild winds shrieking through the trees
We wish for the natural
We assume they are like us but like the wild winds, the torrential rain, sharp diamond hail stones striking windows and concrete
We cannot predict our future by prayers or superstitions
  Sometimes
A prayer and a whisper of the sun shining through after the violent storm
 Is a stronger sign then words of double entendre melting into shapes and babble.
As the skilled orator manipulates the audience
 We are not just like them
But we are more like the gentle brook flowing along
Sometimes in time with the current and
Sometimes raging against the elements and
Overflowing the bank while bystanders pack the banks
Watching us drown and struggle with the current
   Sometimes even lending us a hand to pull us further into the mire.
…As the river and the elements continue their travesty
The world continues its claims
 preying upon the listening ears as we
   Bow our heads silently in prayer.


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Eve Dobbins was born in New York City and raised in a small town located in the Catskill Mountains where everyone knew your name. After graduating from Stony Brook University with an English degree, she spent several years working in Manhattan in the garment industry; as a real estate property appraiser with the city of New York and a girl Friday for local radio talk show host, Barry Farber, as well as a stint in the United States Navy. Her favorite authors are Lee Child, Lisa Unger, and Ann Rule.  Her favorite quote for inspiration is “Everyone has two eyes but no one has the same view” (Wael Harakeh). Her husband is her co-conspirator in writing and baking which paved the way for Cupcake Cache, a gourmet cupcakerie which closed in 2015. Mrs. Dobbins has a MA in TESOL and has lived and worked in Asia and the Middle East. Presently, she makes a living as an English teacher. She was named in August 2017 “Poet of the Month” by “The Horror Zine.”  One of her most most recent published poem is: