Sheets

•February 10, 2017 • 7 Comments

 

He prefers the sheets left all messy
Ellipses in his story
She liked
Her bed made
P e r i o d
One dot sometimes three
Full stop turns to free
An invitation to keep right on dreaming

-a.r…

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Painting by Vladimir Kush

Temperate

•February 7, 2017 • 2 Comments

The radiator clinks
Like pebbles in a tin can
Clanking out a Morse code
Warmth is coming
Settle your soul

-a.r.

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Photograph: Orchid & Radiator by Matt Zory

Forsaken

•January 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Dear dove, the raven she
Was written out of history
Dried the land
For fauna free
She bore both light and mystery

-a.r.

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Artwork: Undercover by JL Gribble on deviantart.com

Winter Sun

•January 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The winter sun
She smirks this day
Shrouded by cloud
Her edges blur
To spite her burn
She bares
A sultry silhouette
And wears with quirk
The gloom of moon

-a.r.

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Artwork by Chrissiecool
On deviantart.com

I Remain

•January 4, 2017 • 4 Comments

These days I stay
Hungry
Not so far from
Starving
All knots and gnawing
I keep myself
Burning
No chewing just
Churning
All hips and ribs
Thick skin nonnexistent
Biting
Only backbone
No clean plate
But slating
So all I taste is drive to be
Alive
And waiting
Until my next real meal
These days I will, I will
Remain
Unsated

-a.r.

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Painting by Leila Ataya

My Hands

•December 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My hands pressed flat and steady
Willfully still and splayed
Against the cool hard surface
Of my wooden waiting desk
I see an outline forming
From my steam and body heat
A lingering impression
Of unflinching fingertips
I choose this crime of ration
An offering of monument
I wait arrest or inspiration
My palms and prints as evidence

-a.r.

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Photography: I’m Fine, by Corah Louise

Nature

•November 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

After peace burns
Desire
Water on fire
Blue sky’d storm clouds
Higher
Rooted tree filed
To spires
Unceasing peak
Plus land sliding
Aflame and rumbling
Piercing and tumbling
Stillness makes space
For strange nature
All kinds
Human
Animal
Mine

-a.r

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Painting: Treesong, artist unknown

 
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