Burning love letters
Dance in chorus – a memo:
We’ll see you again!
Autumn sings cool notes,
Blanketing the summer heat;
Subtle minor keys
Waves charge like armies,
Swarming over rocks – hold fast!
A cyclical siege.
I hide behind the words of wisdom of women wiser than I’ll ever be;
Hide behind the veiled revelations of grief,
Hoping no one will notice and try to comfort me.
Because the disguise denies the intimacy,
Of this pain.
To my shame, I admit I crave:
The sadness. The misery. The tears.
Because if my eyes ever clear;
If a smile ever appears;
It’ll feel like a betrayal. Continue reading “Misplaced Missive #167 – Thank You – JG”
So, too, can one soul
Buffet those they encounter
To ripple an age
“A Provisional Narrative”
I lay off reading the new
musical criticism and place
it on top of the beat poet’s
manifesto which lies on top
of the novel in the 21st century Continue reading “erikleo – A Provisional Narrative”
Though a single wave
Pushes and pulls those around,
Another submission from a fellow haiku-er (?), erikleo of All Things Creative
after looking at a galaxy
two million light years distant
I creep into my bed,
next to my sleeping wife
Your future shines so brightly, I can see it from the present.
Iridescent, I guess it can’t be contained by a time frame.
And yet, you remain – skittish, hesitant, concerned –
Worried about wishes and wants when your will will
Take you to your forever.
Because it’s meant to be – certain, fated, destined,
I sense it must be naïve to believe you could see
Guided by your own light; by your own brilliance. Continue reading “Color Schemes – Bright – JG”
Here’s a haiku submission from erikleo over at All Things Creative, an intriguing blog featuring one of our favorite poetic forms… haikus!
after my mother’s funeral
I shovel earth onto her coffin
not knowing when to stop