Monday, September 4, 2017

#MicropoetryMonday - Happy September!

Hey everyone! I have been doing much better with the nerve pain in my arms and hands the past few days which is great because I couldn't keep all these words inside of me any longer. I wrote a bunch of poems that I'll be looking forward to polishing up, submitting to a few places, and of course sharing on the blog.

Speaking of blog, if all goes well, the new blog will be finished before September 25th! I'm looking forward to blogging on Wordpress as I've been a reader over there for years. I can't wait to start sharing a bit more of personal writing. I have a lot of stories to tell and I'm glad I'm feeling more comfortable to finally share them. I have to stop fearing my own voice. I have to.

Here's some micropoems from Twitter to start off the week! Have a good one!

Addendum: I'm a few hours away from posting this and I wanted to give a little bit more information on the bit of the WIP I shared below, "Fear of Freak Accidents". I decided today after outlining some sections that it will be full length. A lot of my poems I wasn't sure I had a home for in other possible chapbooks (or to send to lit mags for publication) fit in with the theme for "Fear" perfectly. As you'll see if you read to the end, I'm going to be adding artwork to the book as well. I don't make art nearly as often as I should but I'm grown more patient the past few months and have ideas I've been hoarding in my head for a few years that will compliment my words in the best way because they will be true, they will be real, they will all be me. I'm excited to already be working on this and I have a feeling I'll just know when it's finished so I'm not setting a deadline yet. I'm looking forward to taking my time. 



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I'm far removed from those who apricate
I see them on rooftops without a care in the world
They melt into the sky after sunset



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All day
secrets on display

I just silently pray
instead of screaming

into invisible ears
that aren't ready to hear



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I saw things
that looked recycled,
wanted all the treasures
they forced us to throw away
in another yard
another place
untouched to this day



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Truth be told,
we asked for the author
of the story of his life
written on a heart
grown cold
and distant
but still bearing
his given name



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Trading this moon view
for raindrops & a busy signal
I tried to pick your number
from the sky
but your star's gone out
hasn't it old friend?



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A passion for peace
ignited by sparks of divinity
rekindled within me
to be found
by seeking
by listening
by believing faithfully



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Don't take it down
far
You're more than a notch,
More than a tool hanging
from a belt loop
Don't take it
literally
or I'll never admit truth



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Bring me to life,
breath of ashes

I am returning
to a sinking boat,

swimming across great divides,
All to escape the flame



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I almost forgot
to listen to your favorite album
and here we are
at month's end
together again
and it just doesn't
sound the same



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She comes
as an orchid,
a weeping phantom
It's how I know
the difference between dreams
& half-awake pleas
to make it all go away



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I focus on heroes
hiding their faces
with only others' survival in their hearts
who don't care who knows them
saving strangers
in the dark



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Farewell to lamenting
Relief fell
from a source unexpected
Problems dissected
Scratched surfaces
So much shame
in complaint
and redirecting



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Open invitation for dancing

Sun begs Wind
Moving & changing

I became a river
Branches were my partners,
clinging to hope



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The broken bathe in a crystal spring
guarded by the unicorn

Glittering clouds and healing powers
soothe the wounds of the storm



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I can & I will
because they all say so
& I
can't hold the weight
of their pain & disappointment
because I'm already
much too heavy



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These skies are different
I miss afternoon threats,
Slate blue anger rolling through
Every afternoon,
Washing AM arguments away



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I saw luminous cities
in puddles along the pave

Magical worlds in my rippling visions;
more to experience, more to save



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When the tide turned,
they were a sea of prophets
with conflicting predictions,
floating on falsity,
& hypocrisy
til truth became desert ash



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They cut
my thirsty yellow roses
just before the rain
Life is short
No being knows
how many moments
we have left
to be satiated



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Tether
Endless love
She was
a beacon on the foggy beach
kicking up sand
She was glass in my feet
I held on to an
untamed wave



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he walked on in love
& lightning in the east
illuminated all he'd left behind

storm showed
all of his heart
alive in his mind



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Sunrise spectacle

Orb weaver's
intricate patterns

Directing winds
that want to bring autumn
but the Gold One says nay



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One touch
We were in each other
Testing waters
We should have tested the air
One breath
Essence lingers
We lost
touch
there



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I kick summer out
Bon voyage, season of suffering
I'm too tired to throw you a party
I just toss your sandstorm to the wind



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Like snow in September
you're an unlikely dream
A rare phenomenon
I'll catch you
& keep you safe
before you melt away



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I'm here
in the after
with that awful August behind me
jotting down titles
& truth bits that hurt again
because I've stored up enough
to kill me



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This vessel
is now taking deflation tips

This meat suit
is taking every abusive name

This body
is a book with wormholes

never the same



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Nothing is more loaded than
"I'm proud of you"
Yes
Because I'm your big dream
who's ten years away
from throwing it all
away
down your drain



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In tact
I don't want to be left
Period
But if I must
these jagged mirror pieces,
reflectors you insisted I wear at night,
will shine for you



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Maybe visitors

I'm waiting for them
I tell them I'm excited

Can't wait
(I mean it)
knowing they won't show up

and maybe that's alright



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I went back to my roots
to the beginning
& the chaos within me
found balance
or at least a semblance
of a former abnormal reality



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The reckoning would come

He said it shakily,
but with haunting conviction

and we could not jump into a screen
to save him



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Warnings
of ambitions
"Don't let them run away with you"
I ran from me, are you kidding?
I took a neon sign route
and got lost



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I caught a whiff
of your ocean cologne
and it synchronized
with the new music
I'm absorbing for a weekend
of making soothing waves with you



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Your tresses played tag
with the Autumn night
Crimson & copper
underneath the harvest moon
You wrap me up in crisp delight



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the desert damp
welcomes winds of change
& a cooling resolve

summer's last sigh,
hot breath on your neck,
salty skin dissolve



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psithurism:
the rhythm
of growth
and change

shadows pass
and bring the quiet calm,
followed by moments
of nature's soft caress



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we danced in crisp, sunburnt leaves,
breathed in sharp blasts,
billowing clouds
from our mouths
surrounding the skeletal timber



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Cool enough
to see the breath
of stars

Taurids,
Orionids,
they die
a colorful death

for us to enjoy
our equinoxes
& existence



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The fall
spent missing you
I picked myself up
by winter
Flurries fell
spelling out your name
in spirals
chilling the pain deep



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Illusion
gave way
Dropped veils
hummed and fluttered
Above ground now,
swept surface revealed
Dusted darlings,
shining like gold



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Making the climb,
collecting gifts from mountaintops

Views & wisdom,
good intentions

Perspective
makes all the difference



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Collide
like cars
like stars
like worlds
Wait you weren't cliche

We repelled
like magnets
like oil
like water
We were disaster



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The airport was a deep blue sea
I never learned to swim
but I drifted
straight to arms
of strictness
luring my fish bones in



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You licked salt from the rim,
a blue haloed frost fairy,
bitter faced, matching temper,
lipstick stain
I am your teeth & glass



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I tried to find you
in the weeping beech tree
Twigs & crisp leaves
cascade from your sky
& I am too blind
in your brilliance



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angelic guidance
rose petal revelation
carry smoke to the stars
prayers leave hearts
as joy and peace
in instant manifestation



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When I tried to pantomime a cannon
I missed the part
about lighting the spark
bc we fizzled
like the $5 champagne we had
& fell just as flat



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You'll be better for knowing truth
It's an opportunity for healing
because baby, you're attacking now

And we don't want you starting
on yourself next



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If we only have this night
then we'll explore every grey corner
The shadows keep the time
so don't forget them
Don't forget me



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Haiku:


fireside fuzzy socks
cinnamon coffee dreams talk
autumn spice alive



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That city of fire
We cooled, valley deep, lived full
Couldn't take the heat


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VSS (Very Short Story):


The vulture circled above his head. The looming bird knew a cheater when he saw one. He'd haunt the thief until his death.


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Works in Progress (WIP):


"Stop fussing. We've all got something killing us. I'm not special."
There was wisdom in his stubbornness.
If we judged too hard we'd miss it.



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High beams are too bright
and I am tired of having to explain
how I can only see in the dark

                 --from "When They Said I Couldn't Drive Anymore"

(I am working on a poetry collection right now that I'm not sure will be a chapbook or full length yet. I'll be sharing the process with everyone on the blog. I have a lot of ideas for it and will be incorporating artwork in it. I'm thinking this collection will take me a whole year to work on and I'm very excited about it.)


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