By the Long Count


By the long count, I’m just a starling

Alighting on a moment,

Flitting away on a spark of light,

One downy feather drifting down in my wake

By the long count, we can be like the lilies of the field,

Carefree and beautiful in just being,

toiling not,

wanting not,

but our arrested moments won’t let us.

By the long count, I do my penance and wait…

In a moment all our moments can drop away

while our souls fly free into the endless light,

skipping away on the sky,

debating their frivolity and value alike.

About Ampbreia

I'm an ex-Pentacostal, ex-Muslim, ecclectic Agnostic with slightly Wiccan leanings. I am not affiliated with any organized religion or political platform, but I do believe in magic and all things wise and wonderful. I work as an admin in a calibration lab. I've published 2 books so far this year: Lost in Foreign Passions: Love and betrayal, passion and loss in the heart of an alien land (a memoir of my time as a Muslimah and living in Iran for a year), written under my previous married name, Debra Kamza, and Dream Lover (a paranormal romance, the tale of witch that summons her favorite character out of a Bewitched spin-off and the actor who plays him as well). I'm constantly writing stories and poems, thoughts and dreams, and quite a few opinions - many of which are not popular but oh well. Bite me. I'm interested in art, animals, the paranormal, and people. I love to dance, all sorts, but have been studying belly dance since 2006 and LOVE it! I love anime too and love dressing up and going to conventions. My writing runs the gummut of historical, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Beware: I may not be safe reading for work. Just saying....
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3 Responses to By the Long Count

  1. theinfiniterally says:

    Holy wow! LOVE this!!! Great work!


  2. This is so beautiful!
    “By the long count…” I am just a starling, too.
    HUGS!!! 🙂


  3. Ampbreia says:

    I can easily see you flitting merrily about on a lovely pair of wings. HUGS back!


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