A Natural Symphony

Today, as I often do, I surrendered to the music of the ocean waves surging and retreating against the shore, the birds, oh the birds!, in their marvelous song, chirps and whistles and shrill remarks, the fuzzy bumblebees and the flies and hornets buzzing suddenly as they move from dandelion to dandelion, water cascading over […]

In Slow Motion on Universe Road REBLOG

Talk about summing up humanity in one poem. Make sure you click through and read the whole piece! There’s something about everyone. That’s the way the addiction grumbles That’s the way the drunk stumbles That’s the way the moon serenades That’s the way the elephants walk in the … In Slow Motion on Universe Road […]

Sipping Leftovers

my confidence is shaken I am weak moss covers my ankles my fingers hang down shaking from limp wrists my feet are cracked and worn worms have gorged themselves behind my eyes eyes which have no more tears my cheeks are sunken grey bowls and the rain no longer brings joy what have I become […]

Black Beetles

black beetles creeping down the walls eyes stare out nothing behind them except everything everything everything every thing nothing behind them at all black beetles clickety-click-cuhlicking along ash curlicues swirls and slithers through my veins dancing pearls down my veins alphabet ash moves slow out my veins my veins as roads to pure thought black […]

Lead You Home REBLOG

I hope you’ll visit Chris’s site and read the entire piece. Such vivid and interesting (and inspiring!) lines… And the octopus-arm streets Lead me here And lead me there But never take me far From this town Whose sea-serpent limbs wrap Themselves about ankles … Lead You Home ©Chris Nelson 2020

Vow of Silence

Silence surrounds me Smoke curling out my nostrils Inhaling your words Left me breathless No matter They are oxygen to my lungs Slipping my fingers lower I’ll write your name there Just like I’ll use my tongue To sign my name along your thighs There’s poetry written across your clavicle And beneath my breasts Hushed […]

Still I Stayed

I didn’t give up on you No, I couldn’t just walk away You tried to hide your face from me And yet I stayed I stayed through the dark hours Through the hot glistening tears I stayed when laughter barked roughly Tearing from your throat Harsh reminders of harsher days I stayed when you had […]

Fear of Falling

and this moment arrived when I first came to understand all that had gone before had led up to this very moment this the edge of the precipice where I could step off and fall fall fall unending breeze past my watering eyes heavy and light no weight but ever plummeting or I could cling […]