Month: June 2016

sometimes we bump

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You and I Into one another Like molecules of a liquid Drifting apart For long, for short, for nothing Just to bump again Sticking together Always happens Eventually Dismantling again Difficult Painful Necessary? And so we proceed For how long I know not You won’t say

Modern Lips

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Scrapbook Poems

This one came about when I decided to read a women’s magazines. There was indeed an advertisement for lipstick or lipgloss stating: Modern Lips. So what are modern lips? Are there old fashioned lips as well? Have mine expired? Do I need to keep up with the Jones’? Plum, moisture, pucker?

I bear witness

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I bear witness to your suffering to your pain to your invisibility The shame is with the perpetrator It is not yours to carry The disgrace is with the perpetrator It is not yours to hold on to The violation is with the perpetrator It is not yours to keep I bear witness to your suffering I bear witness to your pain You are no longer unseen. Your dignity is just. Your worth unquestionable. Your […]

Otherworld

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‘It’s bleeding in now’ He says ‘Seeing me, seeing you’ Elven hunter confused ‘I am so alone’ A dragon in my dorm room ‘Come sister dance with us’ Whispers under willows ‘I know you know’ That guy is a troll, or dwarf—something earthy ‘Hello little witch’ Disguised as human—know not what ‘Can’t go back, connection doesn’t exist anymore’ Disney’s Stitch just completely black My hand reaches through The tree Reality drips tenaciously From my finger tips […]

Being Woman

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Hope Little girl dance Believe in woman me Happy Nature Grow more Shine ever beauty Give birth or not Purple magic crone Laugh Sing Dream Dance Melt in fire Become reborn Freeze for stillness Bring light, sun, thunder, rain Another Goddess in green

7 a.m. and no Gargoyles

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A thick haze slowly eats the city; drowning it in milky pudding. There is a bright spot; I must assume the sun. Grey silhouettes slowly emerge from the haze. Anonymous giants, only known to those close by. Don’t fight windmills; you won’t win. I up the resistance running up a grass covered hill. I run into battle or follow my prey, hunting. Archaic DNA scripts fall into place, always fight never flight. I can’t see […]