Queen RegnantAs you embroidered autumnQueen Regnant1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
into my bones, I heard the
trees giggle to themselves:
"We're going to make all
the leaves change color,
pin them along the sidewalk
for you to follow and we'll
wreathe them in your hair.
You will be our daughter."
You folded apples into my smile,
making it crisp, but sweet. I
took the time to thank you by
shrugging off my sweater and
giving it to you. A daughter
of the trees, braided with their
leaves, needs no protection
from the elements that embrace her.
"Your leaf diadem suits you,
daughter," they say as
their branches weave between
gusts of wind. For once,
I believe them.
AutumnTilting past the equinoxAutumn1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Slipping on the angled light
My place in time is losing tread
And falling into winter’s bite.
.Summer,.3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
it perches on my rounded lips
as a bird prepared for flight.
I will fill it with my soul
until it's bulging - days stretched
so thin they hardly separate
and butterfly mornings blur
into strawberry eves.
In a blink it will be gone,
a breath too hard and
.tonight.2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath the harvest(ed)
in pleasing arrangements-
to be laid
upon the flowerbed
Maybe...And maybe in another world...Maybe...1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
no trouble will come across our paths
rejection concedes to be simply a bad dream
as we lay awake here, our eyes are smiling widely
nothing looms over us except the wide trees
with their bushy limbs that hovers in the sky
the trees will play a song for us
when the wind grazes its fine leaves
the rustling noise begins to shift our souls
softly yet empowering us as our adrenaline starts to run
the leaves' scent lingers in the air and in our noses
intoxicating us with such freshness that our noses prickle
our eyelashes are fluttering as we fold our eyelids down
we don't see darkness or emptiness like the pits of the abyss
our views are sealed with the colors of the universe
and they dance ballet behind our enclosed eyelids
our senses are melding together creating perfect harmony
awake and alivedayworm ouroboros stuckawake and alive1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the raven's throat
gets shorter in chunks
swallowed with a guttural clutter
of polished solarplates crashing down
the house on blackberry hill
rewires its shadow
block by block everyday.
a world emerges in the backyard
it is frothing & foaming
with the vividness of a mucous membrane.
the birds in the bushes burp out
milky kisses at each other
but the outcast eats the days.
someone says that the contrast
that the smell of burnt rubber
Cigarettes and AutumnsAll these cigarettes and autumns are piling upCigarettes and Autumns2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
on me. Dead leaf at dusk from a
hoary apple tree.
Eden's falling with each
tick of the tock, measured by periodic
fingers counting down an imaginary clock.
I can nearly see the golden leaves
dancing on the breeze while the
incense smell of burning fronds
waft tenaciously through the trees.
It's a good time to be alive.
Soon enough the frost on the window's
going to hide the impending
autumn happening outside.
So presently I'm exhaling stale smoke
on the window, lamenting summer's
passing with a clear view
of each hue of a burning bush,
of each push towards doom
already intent on being reborn.
Fascinated by the symmetry.
Fascinated by the symmetry.
Mother NatureThere is a soul,Mother Nature2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
That seems to flow,
Beneath the gold,
Of the suns glow.
It flows within,
It floats within,
You feel its breath,
In the wind,
You feel its death,
With every sin.
It does not think,
It does not hate,
It only loves,
It doesn’t berate.
And her breath,
We have a peaceful death
DuskPale lightDusk1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
with shy smiles
waiting for the moon...
StarsThe stars in the skyStars1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Glow like fireflies
In the thin veil of the night
Pale glow to be seen
His brilliant beauty
Charm the gods
100mg of nature.the clouds are lost today,100mg of nature.5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
like unsung lullabies
stuck in the throat of a strangled sky.
the flowers levitate today,
their tissue paper wings
pink sertraline dreams that the bees cannot sting.
the trees bob their heads today,
like tired old men
falling asleep in church, disillusioned again.
the white thistles are stuck today,
entrapped by their names.
hissing popcorn on stilts, or rupturing brains.
the sun mottles the grass today,
in psoriasis patches,
like liver spots on ivy in the window sashes.
the wind kisses sick patients today,
tucking them in,
and then flees in a rustling dress while she sings.
MythsGentle glens and shoresMyths1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
The waters quiver in silence
Beneath this film of azure glass
A different tale is told
The few that thrive below
A monarchy in the deep
Eyes aglow from the abyss
Terror stretched for miles
The stories told to children
To keep them all afloat
But soon, these will come ashore
Their breath runs thin, alas
Footsteps in the sand
Myths arise to conquer.
Autumn Fire (Change of Season) I feel the change of seasonAutumn Fire (Change of Season)2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
this autumn fire
the nights getting longer
the impending darkness
this cold breath down my neck.
But I am aflame and
burning with passsion
to a degree that it
almost consumes me.
Memories and dreams
the future and the past
they are merging
in a round-dance of autumn leaves
in the yellow light of street lamps
or in the dim grayness of
one drizzly September day.
I am day dreaming
and the world around me becomes
like the surface of a pond
into which I dip my finger
and suddenly the whole picture
starts to ripple and disperse
and the voices of people talking to me are muted
and I hear something else.
The veil is thinni
SeptemberThe page hasn't turnedSeptember2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sun tilts on the edge
Before it falls
You have caught it already
Trees with a hesitant shudder
Shake leaves that aren't ready to die
The breath passes
But when you look up
The clouds are pulling back
They have smelled it
They are leaving the thick air
Near the ground
To escape it
But you have to stay
And when you feel it again
There will be frost
the good stain.there's Darkness at the edge of the daytimethe good stain.1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
and she is
lost in the panic forest
swallowed by her own heroin(e)
there's the princess at the edge of the darkness
she rivals royalty on her own four horsemen
and with them,
she brings all but death
there's Darkness at the edge of the princess
and it's too late to save her
Kidnapped Eevee! What do you do!?You were walking through the woods minding your own business until you heard some muffled cries. You were curious about the sound and followed it. You came to an abandoned warehouse and went in and saw two figure’s. One of them was a male Gurdurr and the other was a female Eevee tied up.Kidnapped Eevee! What do you do!?1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
You went to hide behind some crates and listened closely to what the Gurdurr said. He said something about getting excited to sell her as a sex slave, but the Eevee didn’t like the idea and cried inside of the ball-gag.
He went out of the warehouse and was there for some long minutes. You felt sad for her and you…
A: Untie the Eevee and let her free.
B: Take her as a slave.
C: Take her as a pet.
D: Submit to the Gurdurr.
E: Teach the Gurdurr a lesson.
F: Leave like nothing happened.
G: Anything else you want.
Autumn in My BloodLustrous morning jeweled with dewAutumn in My Blood3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Spirited brown sugar winds
Summer's haze is stripped away
The sky shines like crystal
Every tree a tapestry
A masterpiece of color
Lively air spices my lungs
And whips my hair around me
The earth is awake with every fiber
A festival of roguish splendor
Last Days of AutumnDays grow shorter, the air more chill and crispLast Days of Autumn2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweaters will be replaced with coats in a matter of days
Awaiting the final leaf of autumn to fall
Cool breezes shift gears into frigid winds
Gray clouds blanket the once blue sky
The sun hiding its shy face behind the the dyed cotton puffs
Rakes and leaf blowers emerge from hibernation in their garage dens
Wildlife gather the last of their food for a three-month slumber
Soon rain will be substituted with snow
As the last days of autumn come and go
Opening welcome arms for Christmas, for school holidays, for New Year's
Bidding farewell to autumn and good day to winter
PussydeathTeeth to tear your limbs apartPussydeath3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
And growls to tear your soul
He smells your fear
And rip out your heart
Like a giant cat he moves
With stripes and whiskers and claws
The last thing you’ll see
His tail it will be
When it’s your eyes that he removes
You will be dead
The giant cat
Will eat you alive
When you have bled
Your blood is shed
And you cannot survive
HospiceSummer's dyingHospice1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can feel the chill on her shallow breath
And the color's draining from her youthful face
She's bleeding out, I tell you
In red, yellow, and orange
And there ain't a single thing we can do
She'll want to be buried just like her mother
Laid to rest in a simple white coffin
No roses set on her grave
It's not warming
But it's final
Even as the rest of the world
Collapses into her absence
Perhaps she knows
Perhaps she's always known