Monday, July 31, 2017

#MicropoetryMonday - July 24 - 30, 2017



Micropoems:





Crash landed
in the old neighborhood;
the deserted city
where echoes
of violence
and pain
still rattle every
crumbling brick



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Who knew
that unfeeling
was so sobering?

Heavy eyelids,
itching, burning face

It's always tragic,
the pathway
to easing pain



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Overwhelming toxicity
in this forgotten, dry corner

The sky scrambles,
pouring refreshment
for our shriveled carcasses


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beautiful spines
on all sides

fingertips graze new adventures,
new worlds

to touch the imagination of another
is the deepest form of love


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Maybe I
gave too much
to hands
not even held out to me

Maybe I
just had a lot to learn
about what real love
could truly be


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We were planets apart

Love at light speed
led us through

Cosmic discovery,
a peaceful corner of your world
with a galaxy view


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Swaying oaks in a line
and I transport
back in time
to school days

The cantor has started early this AM

I remember all the Latin I know


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Healing in the haunting note
Incense smoke
Crisis of faith
Stagnant

How long do I hang
(How long did He hang)
onto a rapidly fraying thread?


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I can tell by your gasp
that you're rewriting
history as we speak
to fit your own view
because it's better
than admitting
to the awful truth


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Under a crescent moon
dropping paper mache petals

Temporary was better,
more easily destroyed

Shaken, a kaleidoscope,
reset, and let it go


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A small fire starts
when the whole energy of a room
shifts

I am a crimson target

I cower

My tongue turns to chalk

I crumble


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Bad dreams
churning in my stomach

Waking up
to thick hatred air again

Simply existing
isn't quelling this storm anymore

but I'm so tired


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Dip
of the timid toe

Submersion,
the art of drowning

Unafraid,
floating

Walking on water,
breathing


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Sun
You can take your rays back
Your wretched heat smiling down
I know you mean no harm
Me neither
We just cannot coexist
I hope that's cool


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Amazing
Eyes wide
Appalling
Headlines

Opinionated
Illuminated
Ears hear
Distortion

Truth
Knowledge
Mouths argue
Infinitely


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Integration failed

A voice silent for too long
dared to speak up, and was shunned

Aloneness
would have to pave
the pathway


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You sent snapshots from the shore
I smell salty air from the deck
& recall the ritual of shaking off
sand dollar fragments


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Sky warnings,
crimson & calm

Before storms, we settle
into each other's sides

We watch liquid ruby sunsets,
our blood roiling


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He would absentmindedly
throw out a caveat

One would follow,
another would retreat

Balance, a task unattained
Order untrained



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It's starless out

Only mists of melancholy
for company

on this barren black onyx night
but your light
still finds its way to me



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The ground purrs
vibration
connectedness
I had to sift through years of darkness
to see
to hear
I feel the uprising
the mighty roar
stirring



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A challenging aura
of another,

A dark reflection of self
to narrow down
your greatest regret,

A chance to move forward
& forget



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I'm not alone at nightfall

Stars
have their own
secret singing

I hear it all around

I wave to the half moon
shining on me,
smiling down



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Watching it all simmer
& boil over
There is a cone around me,
protecting me from the wrath
of stoked tempers
& discord



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Patience will bring me home,
for I've tried everything else

I've begged the stars to guide me,
the wind to help me sail away



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You drop down
a light thread,
you crescent, you half empty,
half full, promise of a rising sun

You are clarity,
a wisp of treetop


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We are ash on charcoal sky
Violet flames engulf us
Our spirits intertwine
We arrive on Earth in pieces
Fractions left behind


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Haiku:


Love potion letdown
The brokenhearted return
for a blend to mend


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Hummingbird heart flies
free on to Heaven after
cutting useless cords


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VSS (Very Short Story):


The tigers moved stealthily. Raw, emotional, and true. They helped us remember our true colors. Our stripes.



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