Monthly Archives: October 2020

My Conversation With The Sun

I watch this wild blue yonder dayMelt into a pink and lavender swirlYou, a sleepy sun slips sanctimonious and sanguineYour rear lights shining against a stoic moon But I know you are still the highlighter of the nightAll eyes are … Continue reading

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A Deeper Purpose

I spill my wordsAs a maple drops its leaves Angst takes on letters as death changes colorI add humor and wit, turning it over and over And the soles of my feet press downBranding loss into the ground I feel … Continue reading

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A Long Halloween

For eight months, we’re trapped like rats, our tails floundering on the creaking hinges of a swinging door– Ee-er-eek, er-er-eek. A milky white moon scoops us a dish of October. Hungry mouths swallow what drips from the sky. No place … Continue reading

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Maybe its dreams, schemesOr last night’sLate night’s ice cream I know Some see visions–reality revisionedLanguage and aura mingle with horrorBirthing words, a melody heardA web neatly spunTempt gullible ones With Scintillating, stimulatingArticulating, mischief makingUnexplainable, untraceableOrigins A single toneA bagpipe droneAre … Continue reading

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When Silence and Stillness Battle

Voices begat chaosI tried muting the wordsHoping to silenceAlI that I heard Syllables bore deepLike yeast in a doughI felt the rise as it warmedStifling my control “What stillness?”, I queried“Lord, where is your grace”I heard no answerBut tears kissed my … Continue reading

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Trusting More Than Silence

I may think it quaint to live in a cabin in the woodsWhere the sky is staged with feathered songsAnd shadows wake the night owl’s fluteHis lullaby the whole night long The sound of my voice solitaireNone with whom to … Continue reading

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Shelled but not shelfed

A virgin defiled is like a palmed roseStripped of her fragrance–a sillage remainsSustaining a grey life with dim accuracyUntil spiritual songs dance their way deep inside her painted mirthNulling marrows consuming her inside out The charms of Samuel Greenberg, … Continue reading

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Pulled in Every Direction

If it doesn’t draw meThere’s no attractionA powerless magnetIs no distraction My mind is filledWith undone tasksWhy force myselfWhy overflow this laden flask – Sun now fallingMoon rising highStars embrace the tempting lightI succumb and write Monday quadrille. Submitted … Continue reading

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In His Shadow

A tanka from reading Exodus 33 Mary Hood·Just now Darkness covers me I run this way and that way Seeking a light’s glance If I can only sit still My heart His glory will fill The tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem. A … Continue reading

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I’m at home in the kitchen. Maybe it’s lineage.Maybe its because I had to clean my plate before I left the table. I thought, depression years.We dare not waste the rations of war. We will consume them.Taste, does it matter? … Continue reading

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