Breaking Memory

I awoke to a breaking memory caught somewhere between layers of haze and impending storms I tried to hold it, to capture the edges before they dissolved back into nothingness My mind bent and curved as if it were a porcelain cup While the vision dissipated layer by layer, a release of emotion oozed from beneath Each harnessed the power of an elemental existence Fire … Continue reading Breaking Memory

Remy’s Revenge

Today’s poem is a preview of Remy’s Revenge which is the sequel to my book, Tales from Blarnach. And so they emerge from clay ice crystals gleaming in the sun as daggers ready to pierce the day shallow souls follow they follow Wicked ones bend ‘round the mist wafting through vents in cracked walls waiting for evil lurking in their midst shallow souls lost and hollow lost … Continue reading Remy’s Revenge

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

Tandem Masterpiece

  Serenity found in balancing layers   Memories of grace Moments of honesty   Times when willows wept at night tracking tears of the misguided   Times when winds danced with the rising sun trafficking unadulterated joy Honesty colors this retrospective in hues we seek to keep   Peace paints the perfect picture   photo: mine (My son and I in Sedona) prompts: Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie … Continue reading Tandem Masterpiece

Broken Traditions

Time stood still in this place where that which was will always be Bitterness incubates as silent expectations ricochet across unanswered prayers A community borne of common misgivings bands together in unified disappointment   And in the name of change, those storm clouds gather   When the ways of old wrinkle, distorted by nuances some don’t understand the fabric of tradition tears and bleeds blackened … Continue reading Broken Traditions

Empathy

  Butterflies fly on currents the winds forgot released from cages by one who understood the hunger for freedom by one who felt the call of an open window by one who shuddered as every door slammed shut by one who grasps opportunity and lets it go     photo: Pixabay prompts: #becomingfragile, #WrittenRiver, MindlovesMisery’s Menagerie, WordPress Daily Post           Continue reading Empathy

Rise Above Today

  Like air, I’ll rise    like wildfire burning over open prairies, I’ll consume consume each new opportunity consume with hunger borne of necessity necessity frames new directions to follow necessity leading to anywhere but here here quiet voices urge me to listen here demons dance to unsteady beats beats drumming, heartache strumming beats to carry me above and beyond beyond the confines of the small-minded … Continue reading Rise Above Today

Brilliant Light

No more living in shadow’s fury   Memory pulverized by delicate hands reaching to hold times gone by   Once brilliant blooms fade as satin rosehips crackle and burn over the sun’s relentless touch   No more justifying a masquerade   A fusillade launched by enemies feigning innocence fastens bloodlines to destiny gone wrong   With ice in her heart, she responds giddy in new … Continue reading Brilliant Light

Crashing Dreams

  None could predict the madness living in a childhood nightmare would become reality. Not for us anyway. We could not imagine it might become our story. Monsters aren’t supposed to dwell in our closets or under the bed but sometimes they do, disguised in the apathetic dressing of those who proclaim loyalty. That’s the most difficult part, being brave: having the courage to feel … Continue reading Crashing Dreams

Journey

  On a journey from here to there I’m blissfully naïve, smitten with spaces in between Distance has no meaning in this inky dusk as I prowl the edges, searching Bereft of solutions each puzzle provides I hunker down in the dark with pen and paper Lucky to discover gritty crumbs that will eventually lead to the light, waiting It’s motivation borne when separation from … Continue reading Journey

Lost Keys

I walk the line between good and evil embracing this adrenaline high as I teeter between one side and then the other   The rush of air as I fall from heights borne on walls I’ve taken a lifetime to build set me free, set me free   Love never discovered wages war with love all-encompassing like a black moon rising above a cold sun … Continue reading Lost Keys

By Chance

Barraged by noise, the clanging and banging sounds of industry insidiously creeping into every corner, every moment, every thought I lost the ability to find silence and when faced with adversity, issues and challenges relentless in their pursuit of chaos, of turmoil, of white-hot anger, of well-planned revenge I lost perspective I met a woman once by chance as we shared the same road Content … Continue reading By Chance