The projectionist

Photo by Noom Peerapong from Unsplash


what life lurks

in starlight

the moonlight

holds secrets

when life itself

had lost

all meaning

even within

the confines

of beauty


still we went



a fairy’s

empty nest

wherein lay

no answers

just another day


your mortal

wound is nothing

if not distracting

there aren’t

many days

left still 

arriving takes 

forever though

in a ghost’s lair

you lay your dreams

on phantom words

artfully stalling

the inevitable


isn’t that why we

went up there

to learn

the same lesson

this time

with a promise

of change

every event

a box inside


every chance

at renewal 


box inside 



we let

the heart

show its


give its


among fairies



& among



the movie plays

every scene

the projector


the projectionist

turning reels

inside of boxes

inside of other 



© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: a most treasured work from a spring & summer of words

Cover image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

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