Monday, February 6, 2017

#MicropoetryMonday - January 30 - February 5, 2017




Here are all of my micropoems for last week! As always, thanks for reading!


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Courtesy of pexels.com



Aural lights greet me

After eyefluttering
prophetic activity

"What did you see?"
They ask me

Speak & shine
They guide me


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The hints & clues, the wisdom bits
trapped in silenced throats
fester & grow,
transmute into fireballs
& burn the voices.
Smoldering ghosts.


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The porch is aglow
Morning sun dew
dripping from eaves
after light rain
Splashes
stir the leaves
Wind carries 
them down the lane


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the room
it's plasticine
in this clouded fever dream
bubble eye view
walls close in
blue neon bird calls
quaking in my heart
eons apart


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Sundown
The night shift begins
Fireflies in the dark,
scrolling, refreshing
While the world sleeps
the worst happens
Work awake


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Finding myself drowning
after she spoke
& the levy broke
in oceans of sorrow
of too many years
struggling to stay afloat
Hold on


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abandoned children
in stairwells
dreaming
of looking out windows
& not seeing brick walls
play jacks
their laughter,
a tinkling chorus


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Resiliency, her superpower
Her tongue, a lit torch
Wings of Phoenix feathers
Eyes of jade & ruby scorch
Timid smile, teeth devour


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the balloon got away
blustery day
freedom at last
escape from the grasp
flying, without a care, so high
as the world passes by


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St. Clair River - Courtesy of VideoBlocks



St. Clair River
nostrils red & running from the cold
I asked Gram if water lived forever
She said it could
If people loved it like I did


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She was love in a loud, yellow sweater,
A whirlwind who lit up the room,
A butane lighter
Where I was just a wet
Matchstick


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There were little bits
of each of them
in all the little parts of them
once their collective voices
reached their ears,
broken barriers
Hear


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Dancers zig zag on
a technicolor floor
They become colors,
meld together
& mimic the chaos
of the cosmos
4/4 time
For all time


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His leer lingered past his departure
That sadistic smile stayed with us
It lay
Somewhere between a
snake's hiss
& a scowl


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Pools of tea in the moonlight
Clumsy or loss of limb control?
Accidents happen
Sop it up   No use crying over
a misplaced
wrist flick


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Earning love,
Yearning love,
Undeserving love,
Self-serving love

The greatest of these is 
learning to love

Start with you


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Lonely lover apart from the other
loses sleep in another time zone 

Picks up the phone to say goodnight
as Venus greets the sun


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Campfire tales,
pine bough canopy
Coyote cries
in the dead of night
Bugs chirp lullabies
Twinkle Twinkle
Stars blink bright
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You're just a caricature
Over exaggerated
Throwing darts at my emotions
Bullseye laughter, tears in beers
This bar's not big enough


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Haiku:



Still from Interview With the Vampire



Free falling transformation
He succumbed to the
beauty of the beast


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Wistfully, the
wanderer whispers, "Wishes are
wasteful. Wield them well."

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VSS (Very Short Stories):


"Smattering"

He was the survivor. He reached safety, his entrails leaving a gore smattering behind him. No one could say he had no guts.


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"Rivers"

That bridge we burned just led to more turbulent rivers. 


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"Stolen Moment"

I took the photo when I wasn't supposed to, but I'm thankful for it every day. 


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"Rolling"

The railing was wet from the mist. My fingers were slipping & I dared not look down for fear of dropping into the rolling sea.


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WIP (Works in Progress):


Micah remained optimistic after 'nosering girl's' rejection. The number of single girls in school wasn't dwindling or anything.


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The place bristled with dishonesty. Joanna would feel right at home. I scanned the crowd, searching for her, preparing to dodge her gaze.


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Happy February, everyone!





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