A Cloud of Witness

Her storefront was pregnant with army Of buyers Of suicide bombers On alert, her heart beat faster Her fear spread quicker Like a needle, it pierced her soul Bombers would kill Thieves would steal And a cloud of witness?    

How to move to beginning of Posts, 2021 Marathon

Hi all, Is there a way to jump to the beginning of the (many pages from) 2021 Marathon so I can read the posted poems? There are thousands of pages of posts and comments and would like to start at the start. Advice appreciation. Bravo/a…

Safer Than People – hour 17

Getting lost in a book is safer by far than taking a ride in a sly Uber car where the driver is banned from all of the bars.   It’s better, and grand to be holding the hand of a kind caring hero than to…

Rolling blackout poem ‘addition’

Marathon VCS Waking Up Is hard to do With images dancing in my mind Mingling into dreams I should have a coffee Or go for a walk But right after this I’m all done this run! It’s called a marathon, But it’s something else as…

The Railroad

Undisturbed, sedated sounds— there As I gazed across the vast,  empty space With my eyes fixed—blank to which they stare At each and every piece in its proper place   The railroad, both—long and wide An unknown journey, I felt belonged To this, this place…

The Forgotten Promise

Buried within the depths of wisdom Sacred words were all but—whispered Bound together in—a rhythm Leaving nothing left unanswered   Pages turned and by mine hand One before another As my heart did now understand Exactly what you sought to answer   Loudly did I…

Wide Awake

Deep sleep is where I laid Even while awake For it was when I obeyed That serpent, wise—old snake   When my thoughts returned to me From where they once had gone That I began to stop and see The path to which they fasten—…

Second Sight

For mysteries did hide from me As blind I was before But then reborn that I might see And faith— they then restore   Tears did drench mine eyes Baptized through my pain Yet— it’s then I could realize The strength I did contain  …

Cloak—and—Dagger

Concealed mysteries yet blatantly disclosed Entities— among us— in skins, disguised Yet holding sight, essence— itself composed Of things— we here, at best—only theorize!   Perception is vital— from whose eyes, we see As our decisions are formed by what we perceive Transformed into our…

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