Lessons in Pain

Pain You’ve made me who I am today I should thank you I really should From the crushing of my young soul To the tearing of my child’s body Can’t forget the burning of callous words Or the maiming of my wounded spirit Not to mention the repeated ripping out of my feathers I should […]

Chrysalis

–Ignite– Inhale sandalwood embers Smoke seeps from the corners of her eyes Drifts past her cheeks Soot trails Maps of tears Wispy withering clouds Caress then fall away Skin bright Dewdrops etched Step out trailing vapor Swirling ‘round ankles Falling free Cracked and fracture Dropping pieces Leaving behind crumbs Glass shards Finger prick Bloody sliver […]

Lightning

One wrong misstep Misplaced word Lost or perhaps unspoken Transformation from angel to… Something else electrifying Terrifying Arms spread wide Fingertips glowing Chin to chest Slowing rising Like a crucified messiah Hair spreading out lifting Energetic aggressive current Kkkkzzzapping Pops snaps Eyes widening Jaw drops Released cloudburst of energy Bright screams Blue light radiates out […]

Listen Carefully

you didn’t listen when she cried as there were bumps in the night you didn’t listen when she saw a witch in the wood you didn’t listen when she did her best in class you didn’t listen when she failed you didn’t listen to her sobbing when she didn’t make the team you didn’t listen […]

Shroud

this grey feathered mist curls around my ankles raw and damp and mucid wraps its icy fingers up my shin my rattling knees bend and collapse how many breaths taken before surrender holds my hand before the deep mist swallows me in echoes and shadows and cold shivers and haunted sighs (I wonder why I […]

Run and Hide

Run little girl run Run as fast as your feet can carry you Hide yourself away In the woods, climb a tree High, so high up In the field, ‘neath the tall grass As a tiny mouse Near the sea, amongst the boulders Small as you can be Don’t look behind you Never leave a […]

Expiration Date

we all have expiration dates he knew that because that’s what everyone always told him they said that when his dad died at 51 they said that when his mom got sick they said that when frank at the office fell off his chair during the quarterly meeting and died right there they said that […]

Patience Has It’s Rewards Too

In this era, walking this world, we have erroneously come to the conclusion that we need everything and we need it now. Where has patience gone? Where has peace fled to? Where is our human compassion and mercy? Examining my own self, I know what I desire. I have hopes and dreams too. Some I […]

Time To Remember

sitting in a grungy diner having a bit of gossip with a friend the bells on the door jingle a dark stranger walks through the door wearing all black and a trimmed goatee and carefully styled hair he looks right at me I barely pay him any mind but keep up my mundane talk the […]