Category: Poetry

Poem: I Give You a Promise

(Before you read my newest poem as it came to me as I was revising my old ones, does anyone know how to select everything on a post in order to make the words black not gray? I’m having one hell of a time…

Poem: Hear Me

Neither here, nor there, in the silence I hear, skipping stones on a lake. Ripples form, then disappear, hazy fog rolls in, covering the hills. I am persuaded, the echoes far away, longing to be heard again.

Poem: Eyes Open

From the mouths of despair and the graves of the blind, the great ones who never were all that good to begin with, this is where we land when our minds no longer want to operate, when we feel we don’t exist anymore to…

Poem: On the Cuff

Finger to the mouth, I touch my soft lips, Dainty they have been described, I know they are not. You have seen me, A short time passing, More nights should be like this, To survive our aging looks. Hands to my ears, Turn around…

Poem: Number One

Fractions, multiplication, decimals with addition, I come to you with a plea. Help me unwarp my jumbled mind and let me rest for a moment or two. I cannot do it alone and it’s dark during the day. Dropped off numbers, pulled too far…

Poem: Basket Case

Weaving a basket takes time, in and out, out and in. Fingers working the fiber, back and forth, forth and back. Little rest in between, up and down, down and up. Less time with food, bite and swallow, swallow and bite. Moving basket to…

Poem: Innocent Jello

I saw the red drops left behind, making sure it didn’t slosh too high, the jello in the tray, little cubes that were cut when solid, four across and three deep. I scooped them out with my fingers, swallowed them whole, not knowing the…

Poem: Past Tense

You owe me more time, I was that minority, the one the world saw on the street. One second more turned to death, one more minute brought upon arrest, and privacy no longer mattered. You spread the fires, flames burning across the lands, outrage…

Poem: Wishful Thinking

Oh, how I wish, for things to come my way. I do wish for things in far away places. Things that bring me joy again, keeping close to me. No one remembers the good things anymore. I want to hear your deep laugh. It…

Poem: Resistance

Hunger Eating for two When there’s not Stuffing it in Wishing it away But it won’t. Apprehensive It will reveal These are the things One cannot escape They grow out of proportion Waiting for the right time. Turning Into something else Too brutal And…

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