Lonesome Loser

In time, he was once, twice, three times afflicted Burdened with a broken heart built to appease some wondered what scenes his mind’s eye depicted Loneliness, an excruciating disease When her false light found purchase in his darkness he blindly caressed and nurtured it with ease Damned to fantasy, empty like a harkness he courted each one, determined to impress until each rejection reveled in … Continue reading Lonesome Loser

Beauty and Imperfection

Vulnerabilities as treasures collected Unafraid to begin again, again Masterpieces painted with each imperfection Mysteries hidden among the unexpected Celebrating those cracks every now and then Vulnerabilities as treasures collected With new eyes, we see the world as it was What is could be, all that we are making Unafraid to begin again, again Slipping through each flaw to rewrite those rules We are the … Continue reading Beauty and Imperfection

Clarity Between Weeping

moments of madness moments of clarity clarity as awareness personified clarity cutting through curtains of lies lies spewing from your crooked mouth lies making a home in my troubled mind mind whirling as yes becomes no mind vacillating between up and down down to depths I didn’t know I could reach down a rabbit hole of my own making making poor choice after poor choice … Continue reading Clarity Between Weeping

Promote Yourself Monday- October 8, 2018

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to. ? Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday- October 8, 2018

Unbroken

Time after time after time again I’ve thought of you thought of moments we shared thought of moments we’ve lost I’ve written a thousand letters I’ve composed a million notes I’ve had endless conversations in my head alone In some, I rant my accusations pointed In some, I bargain to lessen this distance between us In some, I weep — the loss of you too … Continue reading Unbroken

Mask

Originally posted on Ivor.Plumber/Poet:
Oh my shield, A secret hides. The mask in the mirror, Isn’t my image. Just a shadow, A veneer so thin, The fogs seeping in. Onto my mask’s Deepest sockets. Oozy false lashes, And salty they burn Scaly wrappings, Grotesquely etched. So camouflage remains. A ceremonial face, Oversees my disguise. Soaring aloft, Over oceans and skies. A star traveler,… Continue reading Mask

If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th

If we were having coffee today, October 7th, I’d invite you in and share some of this delicious cinnamon-raisin bread. Just the smell of it is enough to make your mouth water. I’d show you the latest stack of books I received from Scholastic. I think I order more than the students do each month. I can’t help it….I’m a bit of a bookaholic. Speaking … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, October 7th

The Mind and Other Strange Creatures

The mind is a creature wandering in spaces between awe-inspiring light and absolute darkness It spools polychromatic prisms just to skew what we think of as real Perhaps to force us to think of things from a different point of view, it makes polka-dots of what was once striped and fragile that which was always armored And somewhere in those mystical margins we discover even … Continue reading The Mind and Other Strange Creatures

Justice

I whisper a prayer as you paint a song A confession beneath layers of paint A list of all that is deemed wrong Lyrics disguised as truth’s restraint A confession beneath layers of paint Unattached from behaviors you own Lyrics disguised as truth’s restraint Hidden in seeds of deception you’ve sown Unattached from behaviors you own Cries of the innocent are too strong No longer … Continue reading Justice

OctPoWriMo Day 1: Summer’s End

Originally posted on Tao Talk:
image link Cicadas’ chorus Replaced by crickets’ chirps, The whoosh of leaves Replaced by their rustle Sun as Close King Replaced by Retreating Prince Balmy breezes Replaced by chilled rushes Lounging waterside on beach towels Replaced by huddles on blanketed benches Trees arrayed with greenery Replaced by decaying colors Waking to light and sleeping still light Replaced by dark to… Continue reading OctPoWriMo Day 1: Summer’s End

Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

  If we were having coffee today, September 23rd, I’d invite you to visit with me in my home office. You can sit in my favorite rocking chair. We’ll use the mugs my husband brought home from Channel 8. He does cooking segments there on a pretty regular basis. You’ll see the cats enjoying the new cat tree I recently installed, and of course, Rocco … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

Quiet Places

Here in the quiet places where sleep brings respite and peace I am lost in your arms Healing found in your embraces calms a troubled mind as worries cease Here in the quiet places Must be spells and magic charms this power to soften and strengthen in a space where sleep brings respite and peace And when morning comes, when my eyes meet yours I … Continue reading Quiet Places