Accepting Poetry Submissions

Hello there poetry writers! Want to be a part of an amazing anthology project and see your poetry published? Raw Earth Ink is opening submissions for next year’s themed poetry collection: The Poets Symphony. Anthology Title: The Poets Symphony: Verses, Melodies, and Lyrical Poems Description: a collection of poetry with a specific overall theme Theme: […]

Furnace

my fingers dance across your skin our breathing quickens sliding through your hair my mind pulses with desire drawing you closer only fuels these flames I lick the edges of your mouth taste that intoxicating mixture of us I want to climb inside you bury myself deep, deep, deeper until the icy cold of winter […]

Lotus

She lay upon her bed, curled up, slowing unfurling like the petals of the lotus rising from the muddy waters of all the past hurts and sins His love in contrast was the sun’s rays kissing her edges, inviting her to open herself fully to him Dirty, sinful drops slipping harmlessly away, not a trace […]

From the Inside Out

there are cracks in my skin as I pull this woolen cloak of words tighter across my shoulders I’m trying to hide all my inside parts the real parts the something found beneath ribs and sinew for it’s deep inside I hide all the truth I cover my lips with rose petals and my eyes […]

The Birth of the New Moon

One dark and clear winter night, as I beheld the moon hanging precariously above the tree line, I stretched forth my hand and plucked it right from the sky. The first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t a sphere as we’d been told. No, it was more like a wheel of cheese. I used […]

Dueling Heartbeats

Though far away you’re perfect for me My soul for yours and yours for mine And though the miles separate us We’ve dueling heartbeats Entwined completely Oh that I had wings, my love! I would come to you Rap upon your window Lift me gently Hold me in the palm of your hand I’ll rest […]

Down by the Lake

I slipped my sandals off and dipped my toes into the dark moody waters of you the smell of earth and old-growth filled my nostrils the coolness of your touch only managed to raise my temperature your depths covered my feet and beckoned me deeper I slid forward the sun warming my hair and my […]

Bare Souls, Raw Love

In my mind, I see us there. Bare souls. All the special places inside you are shaped just like me. The flavors in my mouth are found only in the bright colors of your mind. Our hands are stitched together in a pocket of wool and rainbows. This glitter in my eyes is the heavens […]

Inferiority Complex

this mask cracks from the inside slivers and shards prick my skin whose grey pallor hides beneath a wide smile and exuberant laugh I want, on some days, to remove it or, if I’m honest, for you to… to even WANT to, to remove it except for the inevitable sense of loss this opportunity for […]