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

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

Resolutions

A new year emerging, an illusion in wings beating softly a memory of loss engaged in deep conversation with memories of love this, an ordinary world, where tears of joy and sadness fall as one Differences find meaning in all that is somehow familiar   Days become weeks as months get caught in moments we collect Anticipation frames each adventure while time passes unnoticed this, … Continue reading Resolutions

Love of One

None as complicated as the game of love Love as a puzzle Love as a gift Gift immortalized in music Gift celebrated in poetry Poetry both savory and sweet Poetry legendary and true True emotions lost in constellations True boundaries defined by irregular borders Borders on the mad Borders on the effervescent Effervescent ingénue is radiant Effervescent martinis shared on a romantic night Night spies … Continue reading Love of One

Strength in Innocence

When Innocence takes delicate matters by the hand intent on silencing screams between warring factions Time is forced to face Introspection on her witness stand Social contracts shredded by meaningless transactions Intent on silencing screams between warring factions she somehow understands all views cast in black and white… those social contracts shredded by meaningless transactions serve no purpose other than to destroy and incite This … Continue reading Strength in Innocence

Moonlight Falls

A touch of moonlight falls casting shadows on empty walls Determined and strong she searches for a place to belong and wanders down empty halls Perplexed by the unfamiliar drawls she stumbles as momentum stalls pursuing a plan that might be wrong Moonlight falls A kiss of frost as memories recall promises made for the long haul Relentless ambition her torch song She was nothing … Continue reading Moonlight Falls

The Writer’s Apron

Each day as she wakes and fastens an old apron around her waist Stained from years of use, its deep pocket, almost threadbare and ripped holds treasures of a lifetime Unseen by casual observers, it’s the receptacle of her creations For, as she meanders through each day, it’s the receptacle for her metaphors and rhymes Watching from her small corner of the word, she gathers … Continue reading The Writer’s Apron