Negative

•April 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

And then the sun came out
Causing spots when I closed my eyes
The world I once viewed
Held in negative hue
Whew, back to black in a very short while

-a.r.

Endless NightPainting: Endless Night by Clement Page
Image found here: http://www.clementpage.com/essays.htm

Prey

•April 14, 2015 • 7 Comments

This day has traded meek
For a fierce unflinching me
Like stalking little lambs for meat
I am sinking tearing teeth
Into every hapless soul I see
My own has tasted the most sweet

-a.r.

image Painting: Una and the Lion By Briton Rivière

The Scythe of Time

•April 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I hear the faint and ticking timepiece
Yes, but more than that I feel it
Metered movement as a metronome
Yet, gaining ground behind me

It’s clicking moments off too quick
Nearly before I’ve time to make them
An angel’s smooth and steady scythe
Hacking down both weeds and blossoms

-a.r.

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Abyss

•April 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

He loves my nothing
Ness, this creature, I surface
From the black abyss

-a.r.

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Painting: Abyss by Dariusz Zawadski

(from one of my Twitter haikus…I came across it last night and was reminded how much I like it)

Nothing Me

•April 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment

To be boiled down to basic me
Concentrated simply caustic me
To be heated up to molten me
Melting releasing noxious me
To be reduced to just mercuric me
Carcinogenic heavy metal me
To be smashed and split and spilling me
Spewing radiating nano me
To be absorbed and be invasive me
Mutating and decaying me
To be incinerated ash of me
Tossed and drifting elemental me
To be lost in air and earth and sea
Becoming nothing left of me

-a.r.

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Statue: part of the ash Buddha installation by Zhang Huan

As Old As Time

•April 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Beware of aggressive nostalgia
You may have it all figured out
But, a new time comes along
And then “Get off my lawn!”
Is the sound spilling quick from your mouth

-a.r.

imagePainting by Jessica Foox

A Poet’s Dream

•April 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The Romantic I
Have not allowed
To persist
Has silenced my
Inner Skeptic
While I slept

-a.r.

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Drawing: Gagged Women
Found here: https://bluebig.wordpress.com

 
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