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?    

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…

Hour 25 – Insurmountable (image)

See that cliff? It’s insurmountable But there’s a flag on it. Which means that’s not true. It’s my flag, this is my marathon But it’s your flag too. Because we did not climb alone We walked together, side by side And while some faltered and…

Hour 25 – Tradition (text)

Up rose the horizon As it always has Lightening the unearthed dawn Fifteen minutes back yonder Awakening the birds in droves First came the songlets Trilling sweetly announcing the sun Then came the minstrels Whose music was more practiced And third came the tone deaf…

Mississippi River

Houses make me nervous They can burn down Buildings with floors Have the possibility of collapse Bridges are unreliable London Bridge fell after all But the Mississippi River Is the one constant of my life Sitting on its banks I feel at peace When leaving,…

Soles/Souls -Hour 24-text poetry prompt

Concealing storms underneath the feet, slippery with mustard seeds, walking on Edges crease, burning holes with use. There is a pontla* throbbing between the palms That can be carried everywhere, that burden of dreams that seep into A womb that speaks quietly to the feet,…

the world

what is home to the falcon the nest where it was raised or the vastness of the sky?   what is home the snail the fern in which it leaves behind trails of glimmering mucus or the comfort of the house grown out of its…

Hour 24 – Home (text prompt)

I was asked What is home to me And I wanted to cry Because, you see, I feel I have no home I don’t feel welcome With friends or family I don’t know how come, But something feels empty There are moments of course Where…

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