XXIV.an embrace of fatesXXIV.3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
the lines of your skin impressed into mine, we are
both ageless, both corporeal, so captured
by these roots and earth i didn't choose,
you didn't choose.
love, you stand tall nonetheless. my column
to hold up a sky of grey rage, ending grief, a sky of stars:
the roof to my palace.
only storms separate us.
Then The Quiet Explosiona last songThen The Quiet Explosion1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
can be heard
the lonely mountains,
until its melody is
one final time
by the blackbirds
the grass stops swaying
treetops fade to whispers
winds follow the northern lights –
the sky erupts:
the quiet explosion.
Is It Worth Killing Me?there's vomit on pianokeys,Is It Worth Killing Me?2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
disgustingly draped over lost songs,
devotion lays broken on the ground,
singing voices turned to screaming,
sadly, only humans can say please,
blinded, we right our wrongs,
we've stolen what should be found,
mistaking horror for dreaming,
'so tell me... was the ivory worth killing me?'
I. peel apart my insidesI. 6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
reveal the insides
petal by petal
I fall apart in your hands
FlurryIFlurry3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
like to sit outside
the wind pluck the snow
from the ground
to adorn the trees.
enjoy the sharp burst
of burning cold
as flurries sneak past my scarves
and slap my neck,
as if to say "I'm here,"
a greeting from the heavens.
to sketch the sharp contrast
of shorn branches reclothed in snow and ice
and the weaker lines of light
that illuminate them in the sky,
the play of glistening snow and shadow
that dance across the trees
and snow and sky.
I wish I
lived further north
where the aurora borealis paint the skies
in ghostly green blue strokes
of impermanent ink.
I wish I
could transpose the wind's aria
so a semblance of its voice
can last through the summer.
One day I will
drive out to the mountains
and scramble up the rocky spears
that shape the horizon
and answer the wind
with a hymn of my own.
forecast. you aimed for aboveforecast. 6 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
and you are living in clouds
with silver linings
drawing your fate, creating
steaming up the sky, streaming
down the blue in stars
screaming silvery joy, far
away from the dark
distant ground, you found
a way to escape.
Takeaway Box, February 2015 (22nd)Takeaway Box, February 2015 (22nd)1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
How much XP
does the modern world hold?
There, the chippie-gold
paper basket, the salmon bronze
in a hovel of twigs.
Dungeon of leaves
holding Man's treat,
a family surprise.
Every car here is red.
Camouflaged boxes whistle white noise
I drum my fingers on the wooden fence-wall
and gain a greenish tint,
MetamorphosisBelly-up along a sleet-slick sill:Metamorphosis3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
a caterpillar caught in the cold.
Behind thick glass, frost-thoughts are filling
teasteam, leaving trails on dark windows.
Out passed the grass, burdened with winter,
snowflakes blur a comet's shooting tail.
Beneath bone-thin trees, wolves howl windward;
the forest, caccooned, changes for dawn.
GoddessI found HerGoddess1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
while I was sitting
on the bathroom floor,
having sought asylum from an argument;
She knew of my isolation.
I had felt lost, in a way -
understanding, She led me to the woods,
lead me back Home -
I hugged a tree.
Shaking, I embraced
felt safe to cry.
Softly, in whispers
as hushed as swaying treetops,
coherent as a feathered choir,
She offered me hope;
reminded me to pay attention
to each of life's lessons,
change was the mother
In absolute surrender
I offer my bare feet
to her bodice;
in the softness of delicate moss
she planted butterfly kisses,
in the steadiness of running water
she soothes me.
I pray to evolve
to be as strong and wise;
fingers of foliage
poking through the concrete -
arms of vine
hugging to abandoned buildings.
You forgive us
for Your scars,
we under appreciate your emotions -
anger snapping white across the sky,
or quaking plates beneath us;
the joy in gentle whistling breezes,
sunshine on our shoulders;
The wildcard o
088- realize: there will always be anotherI guess it's good to know that there's at least someone on my side.088- realize: there will always be another4 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even if it is only the cloudless sky, at least we're both feeling blue.
Around the MoonHave you ever seen the clouds dance around the moon?Around the Moon2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have you ever seen them twirl along the expanse called night
Watched them sail gracefully along the star-speckled midnight?
Have you ever seen them sway to the song the wind sings
Watched their delicate fingers caress the moon's cheek?
Have you ever seen them bathe in the moon's pale light
Watched them shine as they move within the moon's sight?
Have you ever seen the clouds dance around the moon?
Because I have.
I've heard the wind's song
And danced around the moon too.
For the Love of PenguinsBlack and white,For the Love of Penguins3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
They frolic in the snow.
Heads up, wings back,
They call for the one they love.
Silence, no one dares call,
Until his call is finished.
Now to bow, greeting one another,
He slips her a small pebble.
She takes the pebble,
And places it in their nest.
She has accepted his token,
Now he nibbles the feathers at her neck.
And they make whoopee,
Now to preen and strengthen that bond.
This bond will never break,
For penguins you know, they mate for life.
springtimeas he draws his fingers back,springtime1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
the white, the intricate
pattern of lace leaves your skin;
you, no longer held
still, raise your head.
with a drop of march to the eye
StormThe rain came again today,Storm1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whistling its sprightly tune;
Running gentle fingertips
Through the cracked soil.
That link Earth and Sky
Shatter the walls between the two
The booms, louder than war-drums.
IlluminationA spark with powerful intensityIllumination2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
They call you Lightning
I call you Illumination
Given a negative connotation
Not a candle or star
Whose soft glow is nurturing
But a flare
Whose magnitude is awesome
You boast your essence
Daunting to pierce the darkness
Bold; Deviant; Capricious
The birth of spring. Melodies of spring songs,The birth of spring. 20 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
are being recorded in the snow,
as the birds start they migration home,
And the earth prepares to take off
her wedding dress,
as she senses a period of gestation,
In which the spring will be born.
The first born after a rigid state,
bringing much needed comfort
to all of us part of the winter nuptials.
The sun will gently kiss and embrace his bride,
and procreate life in all her fertile corners
and she will be adorned with all that is beautiful
and the rains of heaven will be the gift of her creator,
at the moment of spring birth,
blessed will be the fruit of her womb
because it is selfless
and only seeks to give and to nourish.
Happy are those that assist in this birth
for they will rejoice in its blooming into Summer,
and grow with it in happiness even
after the last day of Autumn...
Down So Lowand with that,Down So Low1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Aesculus peeled back his
tonsils and handed me his
a hot wreath of veins,
the genitalia of the mind.
and he kissed me
as if his throat
had always been thick
and he whispered names
for my small yellow
window plant, and as
we both grew greener,
he flexed his fingers
the bones in the bed
moaned and the house
shuddered until it rattled its
he lay there
his heart turned darker and darker
purple and unfolded like
blue mountain peaks.
his lips moved
the lump of flesh in
mouthed the words:
autumn autumn autumn
44Spilling out442 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
And pouring over.
Rising up from within
Like the call of the songbird.
She dances and sings out her song;
A song of warmth;
A song to wake the world.
MondlichtGeisterhaft tanzendMondlicht3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Erhellt es die Nacht
drown.yes, i am a creature of the sea,drown.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
it's why the sunset follows me.
oh dear, my dear, what you must know;
the place i will drown is the land,
but no dear no, not ever in the undertow.
yes, the land has books and botany and bees,
but i will only find home, find solace, by the sea.
Valri Origin PoemThe World still youngValri Origin Poem1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Had grown from a seed
Which gently fell
Into mystic waters
The seeds spread far
Filling the waters
with their sacred lights
Each seed grew
Into a bright light
Into the mystic waters
To form branches
These branches grew
Sturdy and fertile
Many fruits of life
So today we gaze
Into these mystic waters
To try and see
This special life
Like that of our own
Our waters reflect
The heavens from which
Our life took shape
From the heavens
Rest the mystic waters
From our soil
Lies what we are
And from what we survive
The land shapes
Into a cradle
That holds our soft life
We are nurtured
From these fruits
Like the stars above
And each seed
Just as our own
From these mystic waters
All Knowledge rests
For now it slumbers
Waiting to be found
For it is our origin
CancerA crab on the beachCancer2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's pincers pinch
It will never fear
Hiding within the rocks
Waiting for the danger to leave
Though they feel no terror
They're not stupid