Category: Poetry

Our Day

Hear my confession. Let me speak of regret beyond measure. Banish the darkness      and swift, pure agony            of anxieties unspoken. Give me your eyes, Your ears, Your lips. Write my name on your trusting heart,      seven letters scribed in tears. Absolve. […]

No

No is a favourite word To end the endless conversation, To shut the door on the salesman, The panhandler, The boyfriend, The friend. We say no to change, And no to adventure; No to love, To faith, To understanding, Empathy, Frailty. Possibilities end Before ever they begin. No is a […]

The End

Dawn is green pasture Wet with dew, Clover and stolen strawberries. The joy of survival. The silent warmth of companionship. A blast, A flash, A crash through the wood. Darkness is claiming Both grass and blood. The black, glassy eye Unsees the sky. Mother Hen (Writing Prompt: END, part […]

Thaw

Build your tower high, Block by block. Reason and rightness Are turret and crenellation. Draw the bridge and drop the gate. Silence shall reign. Forgiveness Lies folded in your darkest corner, Unused, Under guard, Out of reach Until regret runs as warm rain, A trickle, A flood, And shame becomes […]

His Right

He was right.      She was loud           And brassy,                Bold,                     Sassy. Annoying.      Center of attention,           Life of the […]