Tag Archive | poetry

painted word…a poem


an ache in my heart erases the glimmer of trust which once lit my eyes peeling the perspective of each day one an invitation two a threat three a choice a thoughtful reordering of the words that organize my head and so I encounter humanity a checkerboard of sharply contrasted thinking so many actions without […]

Short Stay (a poem)


a handful of acorns like growths strangle my throat the potential for an extended stay in the home of my flesh Could you be the end of my days? Fear grips my insides with the insights of life and loss you’ve no mouth yet yet you whisper don’t worry I’ve come to be with you […]

Weeds – a poem


delicate tenacious vine purposeful tight fruits incursion through straight soldiers chemical warfare extinguish diversity for the pleasure competition for carpeted perfection an image which seeks to still the incessant relentless flux death burgeons creeps up the rodents gnaw the dreamhouse dust and spiders cloud the vision control and survival grip and slide cleanliness, so smooth […]

I sprained my ambition ( a poem)


the day the neurosis became a puzzle piece enlightened the driving force fueling that endless thirst for love and acceptance revealed lost its power Do I wish it was still a darkly felted mystery sullen, concealed velvety with desires unfulfilled and so years later the clarity of the single track long ago demolished ambition and […]

Procrastination Man (a poem)


in pursuit of perfection a sprained hope born in the heart of a small beggar for love treading on the precarious shells of parents not holding up the fort of responsibility those eager little minds so diligent and hungry have you heard from workaholic? do you know overachiever? the blob family gives birth to incompleteness […]

Sacred Blank (a poem)


Hacked off ancients’ crowned heads the basilica now humming sacred whispers below a hip hop rhythm animates restless adults j’suis pas charlie pas que les mômes no meaning no purpose skin burns with underlying need social security not enough to pacify a hungry soul if words were to flow like blood restore high water a […]

Darkly nutritious fruits (a poem)


driving by the new high school forever frozen in time a moment of heart-break sat a little girl, five or six years old narrow face, hair neatly braided in rows slender legs splayed on the grass of the sidewalk strip. baby in carrier, mother out of car flashing blue lights, handcuffs on the man who […]