Salvation and Splinters

I discovered an inner rhythm that summoned a vespertine breeze I sought illumination from screaming starlight as it exploded just before dawn Mine was a wild, wild whisper as I sang a new song Change was imminent— like a single crack to my bones, this My branches weighed heavy till they surrendered with broken beauty Salvation amidst splinters, a serenade framed by the beat of … Continue reading Salvation and Splinters

Dreaming of Home

Hope lives here in these remembered days beneath the sky, ever blue Borne of seconds of red poppies and silvery stars hope lives here Faith in that beyond our means beyond our grasp intertwined within changing minds Synchronicity, credence to the ephemeral the Earth as She was and could be Hope, hope lives here Such is my lullaby as I sing my way home now … Continue reading Dreaming of Home

Willow

I am the willow stooped and ungainly from years of solitude and discordant thoughts They weave together to carve lines in my flesh but my roots run deep as I seek sweet water It’s a reckless love, this unquenchable thirst made worse as I dance in the dusty summer wind My measureless imagination conjures images of the long-departed here by the muddy banks I feel … Continue reading Willow

If We Were Having Coffee, November 3rd

If we were having coffee today, November 3rd, I’d invite you to sit at the table with me. The day is bright and beautiful, but November’s chill has arrived. It’s a perfect time of year. As we shared some of the pastries from our local bakery, I’d confess that I’m happy October is behind us. It was a difficult month with a lot happening in … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, November 3rd

OctPoWriMo Day 22

Are you participating in OctPoWriMo? This is the post I shared for today’s prompt. Come join us here. Sometimes the only way to really experience something is to smash it apart and examine all the broken pieces. Sometimes perfection is not as truthful as imperfection. Sometimes it’s necessary to tear apart that which we hold dear to discover its true power. We’ve all had transitions … Continue reading OctPoWriMo Day 22

Some are Blue

Heartbroken, in a state that somehow exists in the spaces between each day, each hour, while we count the losses and trip on blessings we resolve to hold Disappointment breathes and moves and dictates like a grand conductor on a broken stage shining light into every corner as even dust turns into daggers Ethereal, this world covered in heavy fog and perpetual rain and sunny … Continue reading Some are Blue

In the Name of Sister

and once upon a yesterday where these whispers of the past play mirage of memories shimmer bonded by more than blood, Sister tangled tethers of music lost bittersweet snippets as lines crossed some saviors, others called Resister bonded by more than blood, Sister in the end, connections chosen embody every emotion stronger than any sly Mister bonded by more than blood, Sister and once upon … Continue reading In the Name of Sister

Family Ties

Reposting a poem from 2017 for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt – Mother May I Elusive, like shadows in the water Static electricity that hums just before it sparks A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness There’s an invisibility to it, this connection A chain-reaction that builds as one after another after another is born to women who are sisters, to women who are daughters in a … Continue reading Family Ties

Acceptance

Originally posted on Megha's World:
First published in Life in 10 minutes, October 2018 Learn and learn to love how the lonely hands discern themselves and looks for completeness loneliness, which is carved out of us discordant beings everything has a purpose even the rotting leaf becomes sustenance for tiny wiggling earthworm happiness recycles itself the golden rule of nature it becomes pure to be embraced again… Continue reading Acceptance

Promote Yourself Monday, October 14, 2019

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing… Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday, October 14, 2019

Breaking Down

Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I search the silence silence searching seasoned souls souls drifting, drifting towards the abyss the abyss that beckons Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I listen to the silence echo echo against walls resurrected resurrected as cross words are spoken spoken until there is nothing left to say Breaking down in the breaking dawn, I embrace the chaos chaos … Continue reading Breaking Down

Rose-colored Glasses

An old favorite…fits perfectly with this prompt! Subtle shades of pink soften the edges in a black and white world   Streaks of vibrant salmon dance across stormy skies in the midst of chaos   A rush of crimson decorates chapped faces in the coldest winter mornings   Cuddly carnation blankets swathe crying babies in the in-between hours of dusk and dawn   Sweet cherry … Continue reading Rose-colored Glasses

Blue Sky Warning

More than the air, still and stagnant, more than cloudless skies and blue, blue water, Silence uttered the warning, a foreboding to beware. Rolling hills met the ocean without a care, yet not a creature moved. No field mice scurrying here and there. Cats hid and dogs cowered beneath abandoned porches. Livestock disappeared behind tall grasses, clustered tightly together. No children laughing on the lonesome … Continue reading Blue Sky Warning

Tenacity

A  sliver of light from beneath a heavy door shimmering, inviting, captivating I crept closer and closer still I reached for the key and turned it with trembling fingers I felt the tumblers fall I twisted the unresponsive handle and twisted again Looking for another key, looking for a way out A sliver of light from beneath a heavy door shimmering, inviting, captivating I bathed … Continue reading Tenacity