Archives for October 2016

an afternoon in five poems

smoke from the ground

echoes in the sky

austere wisps shroud the sun

and love burns away

like the world we know.

tall boots cradle calves

and ties encase necks

but we are falling apart at the seams.

minstrels’ voices fade

anxiety sets in

is hope lost like childhood

memories in the mind of a grown up?

pestered by a need for more

we’re never content

until we’ve lost it all.

 

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it’s an old house

over grown in vines and folly

try not to get lost

wind your way through

forgotten gardens

until you find the door.

footsteps

raise the dust

and it clings to the tip of your boot

don’t stop to brush it

away

but keep on searching

until you are

home.

 

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don’t loom over me like that

your shadow makes me

nervous

like before I step

on stage

sit down

have tea

I don’t care for silence

 

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twist and turn

curves of millions

a dance between two souls

take me away

and twist and turn

with the highway song.

trees looming overhead

like friendly giants

shadow the way.

follow the light

past the woods

eventually.

 

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people aren’t mediocre

that’s impossible

everything they touch

leaves a mark

that’s a skill not many posses

and it’s inherent

in humanity

when a human

takes a breath

power and grace are exhaled

and oxygen inhaled.

humans are made

to change the world.