Listening – Hour Twenty-Three

Listening Just be still and listen and then tell me what you hear Is the quiet all but deafening? Does it make you shed a tear? Does the silence bring you anger, for you need chaos throughout Or does it bring you worry, filling up…

Hour 23: Fireflies but No Cheese

Traveling from Chiba-ken and Tokyo to Kyoto, We stopped to tourist in Nagoya. We played pachinko, visited the Edo castle, And took Kodak photos for the memory. We did not stay for nightfall; We saw no fireflies, doomed to die young. It was not the…

Hour Twenty Two: The Trail

the trail lead me to a world within my head.     Source: An erasure poem culled out from P. 185 from the novel ‘ A million little pieces by James Frey

Hour 22: Villanelle – Summer Nights

Villanelle – Summer Nights   I dress the trees behind me in layers, just like leaves as the cold summer nights still freeze.   I can feel in the morning a gentle breeze caress my tired eyes with a loving kiss as I dress the…

Hour 22: Twerking with Lizzo

If I had energy, I’d bring out Lizzo Who’d ask me how I was feeling And I would stick out my booty, Grinding to the rhythm, Tossing my braids while checking my broken nails, Shouting to the world and Lizzo, “Good as hell!”   Because…

The Skylights – Hour Twenty-Two

You walked into the living room and flat lined by the chair We had to let the medics know that you were in despair They found a pulse, you tracked your eyes and squeaked a last Goodbye Before you faded out again through the lights…

Hour 21: Sonnet – Ode to A Forgotten Self

Sonnet – Ode to A Forgotten Self   You there, yes you, did you think I forgot You are far more special to me than that I have tried to stop you from falling flat but in concern I found I over-shot.   Pulling you…

Hour 21: Ode to the Marathon

You began with the end When I was prepped and primed   You carried me effortless Through your prompts Music and lyrics and images   I burned the hours Breezing through barriers, Keeping time   Until the half point When some would stop You shoved…