Tag: poetry

A Tendril of Smoke

She was plump and white as fresh baked bread, Willing and soft, waiting for the right blade to carve Its marks into her fleshy heart – She was “too good for him,” her parents said. But “good” was lonely for a girl unwed, In love, she thought, and torn apart, His knife having […]

Turn a Page

Those thoughts are not mine – At least, not anymore – Rising unbidden to wrap my soul In envies, petty anger, vanities, Toxic resentments…   Attributes wholly unholy Are crushed beneath the weighty heel Of conscience trained, And broken tendrils evaporate As fog at sunrise.   My decisive heart springs […]

Successfully Eluding Success

Sometimes I envy the linear thinker Who plots his course in concrete lines, Unswerving, unbending and uncomplicated. He is a dart, an arrow aimed for the bullseye of life; He is a winning horse nosing ahead at the finish line. Others of us take circuitous routes,      Roads full of detours and roundabouts. […]

Woulda, Shoulda, Couldn’t

Wanting and doing are two different things, And cash in the bank is what thriftiness brings! But rainy day savings can hardly compare With a new pair of shoes I am longing to wear Today, not tomorrow! Must I beg, steal or borrow? I look, I lust, I […]

The Librarian – A Sonnet

She spends afternoons whiling Away hours among the stacks, As dust motes dance through shafts Of sunshine. She is smiling At him from behind the cards she is filing, But she know the ugly facts: Obsession lays its trap, But – however beguiling – Is there hope for a girl […]