Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Descension Into Ascension

step right up, he said,
then threw her down
and watched her
twirl deep
into a
so he
could pick
her up and lead her
step by step, the healing
path of twelve she'd only
recognize from where she's been

Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: Steps 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

In a Matter of Seconds

photo by Steven Kelly
courtesy of The Mag 183

A curvy road
too dangerous
to pass.
bold promise
a fishtail swerve.
The other side


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let's Talk About It

Silence like a cancer grows*
a weed within the mind's confines
that weaves obsession in the throes
of overtaking thoughts benign.

Too distraught to regulate
or yank habitual response,
this cancer of a sealing fate
soon consumes the s(u)n's blossoms.

*Simon & Garfunkel


Edited to elevate for Verse First:

watching weeds
thread through your mind
you find cancer


Poetic Inspiration~
Poetry Jam: The Sound of Silence
PU VerseFirst: Edit to Elevate- See Below
3WW: distraught, habitual, regulate

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I Hope Not

When the lights go out, I hope
you're not drunk. I hope
it's not night and you're not
living in a new apartment
in a new area that's not
safe because you ran
away from an ex, yet
wanted him to worry
about you. I hope
you don't go berserk
and call a coworker,
quibble back and forth
about why it's dark
in your apartment
and no one else's
because you're drunk.
I hope she doesn't
have to duplicate
her words ten times,
get frustrated and put 
her friend-of-your-ex's
husband on the phone
to calm you down. 
Prompt inspiration~
3WW: quibble, duplicate, berserk

Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's All In Perspective

Drawing Hands, 1948 by M. C. Escher
Picture prompt courtesy of The Mag 180

If you draw my hands,
erase protruding veins.
Smooth over sun spots
with fingertip smudges.
If you draw my palms,
accentuate the major lines
of heart, head, life, fate;
read me as who I am.