Category: Poetry

Red White and Blues

would have been, in days past, that the arguments and pain and hurtful words would have thrown me into a spiral. envisioning red ribbons across pale flesh and splashes of life (precious) dripping onto bathroom tiles. forget the sharp blade, I’d reach for the… Continue Reading “Red White and Blues”

Dragon-Slayer

your fingers trail in the lazy riversof my heartI remember youI remember you! you with your troubled pastand a hopeful futureyou with the fires of passionon the corner of your lipyour delicate heart and shy feettrodding lightly(you long ago learnedto keep quiet as a… Continue Reading “Dragon-Slayer”

Hole in One on the Green

first comes the tugthe jagged little tuga rip and a tearunstopping the cork-pop!-careful selectionno.. no… n— ah yestwisting, shredding, packingcarefully readying then comes the burnhow bright! how bold!hungry, painfully hungryseemingly unsatisfied untilsuddenly giving way to fullnessa wisp of memoryhow can such a small sparkbeget… Continue Reading “Hole in One on the Green”

The Dreaming Rain

on a mild and drizzly afternooncurled up on the porch swingmy cheek resting upon my wristcreak-creak, creak-creakgently swayingrain pounding down the roofgrey clouds pregnant to burstingthunder boom, I smile it’s the aching memoriesthe timber of your voicecaressing me andhow I long for your bodypressed… Continue Reading “The Dreaming Rain”

Cotton Candy Trance

head on sand, I absorb ambienceeyelids flutter, salty breeze feathers my skingulls wheel and cry, waves caress shorecurling over, rolling underchurning then pulling awaythe motion rocks and soothes meromances me, dreamsqueezes open eyes, I gaze into the heavenswispy cotton candy clouds, take their timespread,… Continue Reading “Cotton Candy Trance”

Our Symphony

Silence abounds until I truly listen Just within hearing plays a melody Each beat in time with glimpses of you Your eyes reflecting the shimmer of sunset Lips turned up in the faintest of smiles The touch of your fingertips Brushing the back of… Continue Reading “Our Symphony”

Sandbars

completely disintegratedI became wholebeauty within purposethe first time your soulwashed over mine you, a wave crashingshattering mea million grains mixedswirling, swept up and awayyou ebbedrising into collapseupon my shore, splashing again, againyou formed then reformed me an ever-changingsandbar am Inow with you, the forcewhich… Continue Reading “Sandbars”

Nectarine

I wish that I could take and hold you in my hand, curl you up within my palm. I would, if possible, take and sew you then into my pocket, careful stitches placed in neat rows, that I could take you with me wherever… Continue Reading “Nectarine”

Robert Charboneau.

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