Turbulence. A poem.

They're across a crowded room
And the narcissist within
Is screaming "look at me, look at me"
But the introvert without
It whispers "look away, look away"
Trying to smile is a struggle
As complex and as simple as a Gordian knot
And while the cannibal butterflies
Consume your insides
And the flush creeping up
Makes you look like a fire hydrant
And you're thinking hard
How not to screw it up
They've started talking with another
And all you have left is self reproach
And one big "Doh!"
Better luck next time

Oasis. A poem.

I was lost in the desert
And as the sweeping sands
Surrounded me with the promise of death
As my tongue swelled with my last parched breath
I saw a vision before me
An oasis in the swirling dust
It seemed so far away, yet agonisingly just out of reach
Of water and palms and hyacinths
And I crawled on and on
Because the promise
Was all I needed
To live

Picture. A poem.

A picture of togetherness
Written in elemental script
Captured then in time serene

A picture that made sense, it seemed
Once upon eternity
Before the poison settled in

A picture of two frozen smiles
But what in truth do they relay
When hollow eyes betray the scene

A picture of faded sepia
Now all bitterness and disregard
As if the picture had never been

Haiku and You. Three poems (but not a trilogy).

Return to Sender
You give but don’t get
Your love returns to sender
A sea of mail lost

Man’s Best Friend
Ten years with my dog
Plucky and redoubtable
I still miss her so

To Read
Books, they fill my shelf
Adventure seeds the dream clouds
How I love the rain

Haiku! 5/7/5 syllable love. Here’s a few I wrote the other day. 🙂

Workout. A Haiku Trilogy.

Endorphins
Working out can hurt
Endorphins overload me
Pain and rush, so good

Gains
Just one last rep, man
Lactic acid overdrive
But what gains I make

Weight
The weight of my world
Bench press, squats, rows, curls, pull ups
Take my cares away

Family Lost. A poem.

There are rabbits in my back yard
Each day they rise to greet the light
With eager noses, seek daily bread
While the alpha, tall and bright
Watches oh, so protectively
Together, the family eats again

I had a family once like them
It now feels like so long ago
I loved them so, my family lost
The rabbits are reminders then
With faith and hope
I’ll survive the cost

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