Monthly Archives: April 2015

First Rain After Long Winter

Awake in bed to unfamiliar sound first rain after long winter the music makes my head come round my thoughts break off and splinter memories I thought long forgotten first rain after long winter white sheets of cooled cotton heat … Continue reading

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Poet to Poem

Poem, we are not so different, you and I; We are born of an idea To fill the blankness of the page Yearning to express, to connect, And perhaps reveal some truth Before we come To an end.     … Continue reading

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Circles

Sensei, what is the secret to happiness? The secret to happiness is peace. But Sensei, what then is the secret to peace? The secret to peace is self-knowledge. Then Sensei, what is the secret to self-knowledge? The secret to self-knowledge … Continue reading

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A riddle

I give you a second job You win and you lose As a driver, a soldier, a builder – you choose You can work from your home But you wont earn a fee … My employees pay me   Day … Continue reading

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You Darkest Sweetest Thing

Cocoa dark, velvet smooth Tantalizing traces of you On my lips Tongue teasing pleasure remembered Greedy for more Breaching the still of my mind unbidden In my bed, the leather couch In the kitchen Slow drip and please To put … Continue reading

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A is for Aspirin

It all started when I took an Aspirin to soothe my head; since Aspirin gives me ulcers, I took Belsomra before bed. That meant I woke up groggy, Caffeine pills got me going – but backed me up – a … Continue reading

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Keep trying

Day 9: A Calligram is a poem or other text in which the words are arranged into a specific shape or image. This one is pretty obvious but it came to me quickly and I wanted to try it out.

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