Tuesday, June 28, 2022

uneven time

I look at the calendar asking 
where the time has gone 
it seems like yesterday was Spring 
but today it’s Summer and soon 
as tomorrow it will be Autumn 
 
yet every day at the office 
the hands on the wall clock 
move in such slow formation 
my hour of freedom appearing 
so far away
 
 
- Written for Twiglet #285
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

as I turn the pages of my life

I turn the pages of my life 
eyes growing teary thinking 
of ones now gone 
at times my heart quickens
remembering the good times 
my hands tremble in anticipation 
of what is to come
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 13, 2022

spells

she would read books 
on how to cast love spells 
to lure her crush in 
but she didn’t have the nerve
to place trinkets at the house 
or had a rose garden
to run through naked 
instead, she wrote love 
poems to the moon
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

in bleached silence

in bleached silence 
we pick up the pieces 
promising to do better 
only for those pledges 
to fall through the cracks 
to rise once more when 
the bloodshed returns
 
 
- Written for Twiglet#282

Monday, May 30, 2022

from across the room

our eyes connected across the room 
the crowd not even in our view 
my eyes browse your handsome face 
for a moment I felt my heart beat again 
as your feet carried you over the throng 
I sipped wine hoping this isn’t a dream
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

dream bin

she places her dreams
in a bin beside her bed 
so they can be waiting 
for her at bedtime 
chasing away the blues 
and horrors that assault 
her eyes and ears each day
 
 
- Written for Twiglet #280
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

if she could only sleep

she wanted to sleep 
and dream of orange
crush sunsets or 
cerulean blue seas 
 
but only dark shadows 
and ghastly figures
came to mind each time
she closed her eyes
 
insomnia would have 
been a better companion 
than the darkness that 
plagued her nights