The Bridge of Khazad-dûm: A Poem
Fly, you fools
fly until the chalk-scarred stones of a dry mountainscape scrape your under-foot and numb your tears for
the man with the staff
who stood then fell
for it is better to persist on rugged coals and weep in the dying sunrays through the pines than to drop as dead weight with a demon into a chasm whose guardian has no clue where or if it ends
so fly, fly while there is still a flare in
the sky, for the man with
the staff still falls and still will even when you fall with him
Tyler Thier lives on Long Island, NY, where he will soon be graduating with his MFA degree in creative writing. He is also a published poet, writing tutor, lover of the NYC film scene, and frequent binge-watcher of film reviews.
Taylor A. Purdee (Narration) is an actor, writer, filmmaker, folk singer, and editor of the Yippie Ki-Ay! Do Cinema. You can hang out with him here, and over here too.
The Cumberland Kids (Music) play folk-rock, generally in little glades or subway stations, occasionally in the movies.
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