Category Archives: poetry

Rebirth in the Heat

The heat wave is impending Surely, inevitably, I suppose It’s exhausting, the thought of it, Its dominion Its sway The Sun, though, is the real culprit Beautiful and dread, its rays Filling me with Life Love Longing Promise and possibility … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams of Ice Cream Scoops and You

When sweet dreams of ice cream scoops Slide from sentimental to erotic and My feelings glide and ripple back through time and space To you, a you I never really knew But for a shimmer of a connection A persistence … Continue reading

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Balloons and Paper Tigers

Balloons and paper tigers imprison me They chain me with my Fears and failures and tenuous future To a life of anxiety and paralysis The growling paper tiger claws at the Balloon wall I’ve built around me The awful noise … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Interstellar Firebird

Like a black hole in my belly The gravity inside me tugs me into myself My muscles shudder as they resist the collapsing, The compression, the folding in upon myself Mental, physical, emotional energy pulled Down, down, down I close … Continue reading

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I Hear the Sirens

The ambulance rushes by To someone else’s emergency The sirens of urgency bring My troubles into context The troubles in my mind Some real, some imaginary Will the sirens come to me when My troubles spring to life Who will … Continue reading

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Bending with the Wind

The long grass along the boulevard Bends in the wind Tips touch the ground Up and down It is going to seed Seeds that will fall when the wind blows That will scatter and flee Onto the cement and asphalt … Continue reading

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My Focus is My Own

My voice falters Physically, mentally, emotionally My vocal chords tremble, atrophied from disuse My mind’s signals are weak Split into too many isolated threads Each easily snapped, discarded and discontinued Bombarded and sliced and shredded By a society that insists … Continue reading

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