Voices Unheard

We’re not listening, there is no ‘new’ way no ‘new’ cause no ‘new’ reason it’s the same as it ever was Too late, we feel it tragic loss incomprehensible loss senseless loss A glimpse, wasted now, at the unknowable pain fractured heart pleading soul Messages clear but unanswerable changes unable to be made the softness […]

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When Your Time Is Up

You know what you can’t do Without drawing attention? You can’t sprawl out on the sidewalk. Head down, resting on the concrete, watching a bug. Feet up, kicking. I guess you can, if you’re eight or ten. You could lie there for hours rubbing a rock back and forth And no one would bat an […]

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All This Wind

You shouldn’t be here. Not with all this Wind. Tendrils torn Sweeping loss, flakes of flesh Bits pealed away Steal away up to the sky This Wind. Tumbling, stumbling, skittering down the street. Pressed to a wall, a fence, a tree Brief rest before whisking off rolling, tearing, crumbling chunks of muscle The side of […]

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Lost To Us

A window A screen A light on inside You sitting at the table You reading a book A door A knocker A light on inside You tiptoeing You crouching A sliding glass door A screen A light on inside You on the couch back with your book A forehead resting on the wall A sob […]

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Parades and Chimneys

Once rejected and death threatened Sixteen years pass Theavery and Tearing Snatching of Bread and Brisket Chasing Pouncing Fighting and Spitting Claiming the pile of catnip Roll in the grass and Sun on the concrete Thunderous purr when you see me Sleep in your spot Thank you for staying Know that I love you and you […]

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Creaking floorboards Announce my arrival Flickering lights Announce my intent Empty halls and silence Greet and dismay But I am A willow Bending back But never snapping And A stone Falling fast But never cracking Because I believe

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Digging through Boxes Yellowing tape Peeled back A clash of swords A twist of pain A slight of hand A ghost of memory Of me Of you Of Us

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Out of Control He won’t listen, he won’t clean, he won’t speak, he won’t do anything. He’s indignant. He thinks he should be able to do everything for nothing. He blames.  Points his finger. Works to teach a lesson, He can’t know or even understand. He’s little. He’s a kid. He’s terrible. He breaks my […]

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After all this Waiting Planning Hope Lost to sharp claws And neglect Pieces missing But rescued just the same Back turned Snapping jaws Into the garbage Maybe Next Friday

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