Waiting

•February 13, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Raindrops
Thumping
On the roof
Above
Like thick
Fingers
Drumming
Is this weather
As bored
By waiting
For its full
Self
To empty
As I am
With waiting
For me?

-me

Image: Waiting (for the rain to stop falling)
by Marcia Zottino

Arlequin

•February 2, 2020 • Leave a Comment

In the haze
Before sleep
I softened some
And let myself
Believe
Not in any one thing
But just at last
As me finally
Again to feel
Something
And then that night
I dreamt that you
Came back so sweet
Once more to me
I woke up warm
In early love
And dark morning
Confusion then
A wrenching heave
A single tear
And I remembered
Quick
Why my head
And heart and skin
Instead have chosen
Layers thick
Of anhedonic steel
And agnostic
Non-identity

me?


Photograph: One Single Tear, by Sarah Moore

Anima

•January 30, 2020 • Comments Off on Anima

As crow calls forth
And cat leans in
Deep instinct stirs
To feed again
When crow calls back
And cat remains
We share the pull
To open veins

-me


Painting: Sita and Sarita, by Cecil Beaux

Lost

•January 19, 2020 • Comments Off on Lost

Sitting still
Right here
Will guide me
But I’m afraid
The fate I’d meet
It’s not the feelings
Locked in ice
That drives
But the empty
Void beneath

-me


photograph of Abraham Lake, by Gavin Hardcastle, found here: https://www.fototripper.com/abraham-lake-photography-tips/

Demolition

•January 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

There’s a jackhammer
Beside my brain
Jostling bricks
And shaking thoughts
That used to keep me sane

-me

Broken

•January 7, 2020 • Leave a Comment

I carried
Your “new” love
On my back
For years
Without knowing
Except I knew
I was
Raising our child
Loving you
And our home
Mostly alone
While you
Erratically
Erotically
Traveled, and roomed,
And rode next to
Each other
With increasing
Frequency
And I
With less
Communication
Except
Promises
All the while
That I could trust
You
Both
And I did

-me


Photo of Junk Lady from Labyrinth

Hope

•January 4, 2020 • Comments Off on Hope

The sweet silver bows
Tied fast to my toes belie
Blackness in my chest

– me

Painting: Satin Bow by Roxanne Dyer

 
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