Tea BrownIt was all about finding those edges where the shore metTea Brown2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
took a trip at first, a little dip to test the water, tea-brown and murky
but swimming was easy and keeping one hand on land
was like trying to climb a mountain of sand
and the tide, a rip, took us out to sea
It was all about keeping your head above the water
because you'd never see the monsters underneath in that lightless place
but they could only get you when you got tired or
when it got too hard to escape that place
deep-space diving got dangerous
It was all about coming up for air to fill your lungs
and trying to keep the hair out of your eyes even though you couldn't see
it felt safer, like running at night, faster and silent
but the only way was down and deep
with all the added weight
It was about remembering what floating was like back when you could always
put your feet down and walk out when you were done swimming
or when the water got too cold or when you just needed
to get someplace dry but now every direction is
Six Word SeriesI fiddled with the flux capacitor.Six Word Series5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I meddled with the beryllium sphere.
I travelled the expanses of time.
I contorted the realms of space.
I distorted the view of reality.
I changed the present and past.
I founded a worldwide search engine.
I discovered the cure for cancer.
I dined with Henry the Fourth.
I revolted against Russia for freedom.
I fed cake to Marie Antoinette.
I enjoyed cruising on the Titanic.
I put souvenirs into my Martini.
I divulged cheese on the moon.
I flew orbits around the Sun.
I lifted mountains onto my shoulders.
I touched Jesus' garments of cloth.
I gave skittles to starving Africans.
I visited the Louvre in France.
I proved Global Warming is wrong.
I saved relatives from the plague.
I dug Gold at the Stockade.
I made fortune from the future.
I returned to where I dwell.
My travels turned it into hell.