Monday, August 7, 2017

#MicropoetryMonday - July 31 - August 6, 2017



Micropoems:






The dove
has gone

leaving remnants
of desired sainthood
behind

I waited for resurrection
with a faith broken,

but blind



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journeys of chance,
one and the same

still, her games
have rewards

for enduring such Hell,
to drink deep from the eternal well



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Small talk
to stifle
the shrieking

Maternal mistakes
(accidents)
cut off too soon

We mourn
and forget
to hear again



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I'm far away
so I'll have to do
with my memories
and summer dreams

Still,

I'm missing
all of those
Florida sunsets
with you



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Yellow reflections dance in your eyes
You: glaring conquistador
Me: diminishing vapor
You scry me for answers
My face
A mirror for reactions



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My hatbox,
stuffed full
of all the letters to the ocean
I couldn't help but write
before you took the waves w/ you
out of sight



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shaken little sparrow

volcanic voice reverberating
through the chamber halls

a songbird's sanctuary

where no one is listening



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Remember
when we found ourselves
only to lose ourselves
again?

We lost each other
to our cutting edges,
to our discoveries
& dreams



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Your chuckle in my marrow
Your wisdom words etched on my bones
The greatest lesson I learned
In time spent skipping stones



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Forgiveness flutters
in her heart like butterflies

Solitude is over,
time to face the golden glow

In new freedom,
she let go



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We found
all those days
we lost track of
so we shut
the world out
and spent them
together



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can you see me
through your moonlit haze?

i'm a silhouette in smoke

or is that how I view you?

a mirage?
a trick of my eyes?
clarity?



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the line too thin
to tempt
crossing over
into overexposure

cradled and clothed
comfort

some shadows
and secrets
we need to keep



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The first harvest
finally upon us

The built up grain,
the residue of shortcomings

A green peridot
to mark the occasion



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With mystic eyes-
diamond cut, suncatcher sight-
you paint the scene irenic

I visualize-
your voice, a guide


All is copacetic



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Your stare
reflects your canvas

come back to me

Your muse waits,
patiently

a lost lotus withering in the desert sun



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make that mood music
to morph me
transform me
mash my molecules
into something more
malleable
more with the flow
mad melodies
mixed up



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I arrived graceless

I found salvation
in the garage
with Pink Floyd
on repeat

I was alone,
an island


You're my hallucinatory sea



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In indigo twilight
under stars aligned
You & I
catch bramble pixies
one last time
per dream's delight



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I was born with a volcano inside me
I was considered blessed as it lay dormant
Cursed when the lava reared its head
Life erupted



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Summer joy

The dewdrops,
long walks, sunsets,

counting bug bites
by the fireside,
and meteors in the royal blue sky



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Maybe you didn't say it
but I can mind read
beyond lips
Your professed love
at the wrong time
After we were over,
your one crime



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The ground spoke

I found comfort in precious pebbles,
the path I was destined to be on

To be comforted by,
to stumble on,
to fall



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A flood of revelation

You can have this August,
I'll take the aftermath

He calls too early with bad news


He hangs up before explaining



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"Fantastic!"
he'd say
ever so sarcastic

It was a feat
to get a real smile
out of the old man

I'm happy to say
I did all I can



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Youth
was a superficial jungle
where lions and lovers
roamed freely
and they all
looked exactly the same



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What matters
is nothing
if integrity
is obsolete
If hatred
is your motive
you'll wallow
in defeat
What matters
is what
you keep




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State fair rendezvous

You lift me up,
spin me in a hug

Down for rides, we fly
licking all the wild colors
of the cotton candy sky




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We straddle disorders
frantic heartbeats
adrenaline spark
drive into telephone poles on purpose

No purpose
potential
driver's seat

Pull over



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sparing your deep feelings
by staying in the shallow end

midnight swims
good for secrets



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Your lit candles,
the flames dancing
with the summer wind
whooshing in
through your open window,
mean you're lonely again




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To touch the dark
you sacrificed every trace of light
Blindfolded
to suppress your feigned bravery
Buried alive
in obsessive agony




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pinkies entwined
under rainbow fabric,
rainbow chipped nails

tearing at our seams
dead dreams
haunting us after every storm



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Needy rabbits
cutting us off
at the corner

We have nothing to spare

What do we have that's concrete?

They resume
their chewing
on thumbs




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We're bound
by nightmares

Avoiding sleep
for visionary reinforcement

Ice scourging
and burning eyelids

Heavy and floating
all at once




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Her dilemma
transformed
into obsession
Colors without names
Emotions all her own
but for her
The cycle of suffering
is for her




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Dusklight hope
Holding on to the last
dull orange slice,
sliver
of bright
before night creatures roam
to rattle bones like yours




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My parents were metal
so they made rust children

We grew to believe we were stains
& still prefer
to sit at our places

on the floor



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After parties were when I slept
The hissing lullaby
of your last Newport of the night
tossed into a half full beer can
I feel you look at me



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No, brain
We're not going down
this memory lane

Not tonight,
when moonlight begs
to be blessed by remnants
of times when laughter reigned



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Summer haze
Your smoke rings hang
Your glare lingers
You tap your fingers
Nails in your tone
Come winter
I'll be alone




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She was the embodiment of vellichor
I'd never seen someone become one
with brimming shelves,
dusty spines,
& moth eaten pages



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discernment speaks all the time
in bellies clenched in fear
while walking by strangers
no matter time of day
or it lies
in a smile



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The Fae Queen hides in Elysium's Grove
between misty shades of dawn

Ethereal footprints left behind
in dewdrops on the lawn



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August morning,
ill-omened

The gut quakes
and prophecies spill from a mouth

whose sealed lips
have broken open




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Doses of reality
on the doorstep
while we
desperately sweep
gateways
to pure fantasy
underneath
an unfortunately
transparent rug



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This rabbit hole
isn't fun anymore
I see mushrooms in clouds
& mad hatters
don't have time for me
Evil queens rule
underground



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His mix tapes included a hidden track
a melancholy melody underneath
those happy beats playing just for me



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color me monochromatic
keep your pastel cascade

your brightness is automatic
but I see through your dark charade



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Lightning strikes
Vertigo
Suspended between
two worlds,
sometimes more
Lost in the all time, no time sea
Up, down
Where to go?



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Dark cloaks, the arcane group
convenes for the trial of the infiltrator
Wrong step, an oubliette below
A new home for the invader



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The new reign required us
to acquiesce their regulations
The uprising vowed to never rest
silencing the threats to our foundation



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I retreat now, resting peaceful
Say farewell to overwhelming light
Carried away by the chorus
of the symphony of the night




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Bless me mother
for I have sinned
against you
only you
by being born to begin with
I
your original burden
do my best to lessen it


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I can tell you
in tear streaked
crimson cheeks,
in
an entire bottle
of rose wine at dawn,
how much I miss them
again & again


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clicking heels
girls with nervousness at age 9
surviving on the stale bread of salvation
not questioning anything yet
as a defense


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wizard eyes
swirling
marbled
mesmerizing

-or-

how strongly
I wanted to see you
Grandpa, before you
were a new kind of magic


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We gargle,
careful not to remind
each other
of the horrors
of recycled water,
a scintilla of hope
at the bottom of our cups


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watering her blooming daughters
in new ribbons tied tight
around braids
ruffled like raven feathers,
the keeper proudly beams


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a twist of fate

i left early
with no intent to follow

then in a single bulb flash
you're thanking me
just in the nick of time


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The Wind's direction,
the shrill sparrow cries
& how overcast the sky is
decide my light&dark
Each holds its own magic spark


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I'm wading in wonder

Letting the spiral suck me in

Vice-like vortex

Consuming me

Intricate isolation

Losing track of days

The hours


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There's a tidal wave inside of me

I feel it
always on the brink
of surging

I wait
for quakes
accompanying
thoughts of you

I'm still drowning


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sclero-heart

can ambient waves
of an August playlist
soften you?

whose lips
are stained
from the sweetness
under your shell?


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Haiku:


Your rising, in time
Ascendant, reaching your sign
Stars fall--cosmic lines



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Dark eyes opening
Upon the vivid dreamscape
Picturesque escape




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VSS (Very Short Stories):


"Authentic"

In a world of replicas,
he was an authentic masterpiece.



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The feeders feasted on the spiritually numb.
For a long time, faith was the last line of defense against them
and it had failed.


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The moon + your violet eyes + the vibe.
I swore the man winked at me. I told you about it,
but you insisted he didn't exist.




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Heather's jaw dislocated with a meaty ripping sound, revealing countless rows of sharp, silver teeth where her neck had been.


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WIP (Work in Progress):


"If I'm going to live in a constant state of anxiety anyway, I might as well try some things that scare me."


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