Hour Twenty One: White and Orange

  I am white as well as orange, sometimes I freeze, sometimes I burn.   I am white as well as orange. there are days when numbness takes over, there are days when my orange strip of passion illuminates around me.   I am only…

Hour 20: Walking the Night

“I have been one acquainted with the night. … I have outwalked the furthest city light” (Robert Frost).   No remote nature road for me Where small rustles in the grass chill my gut, Where moon and stars play hide and seek Behind brooding verdant…

Hour 20: Sonnet – Alone at Night

Sonnet – Alone at Night   I don’t recall when I last stopped to walk either in the day or in the black of night. I think I prefer now dark over light for there is never any need to talk.   And your silence…

Hour 19: Self-Portrait – DSC #1

Self-Portrait – DSC #1   The computer sits open and GLARES so hard hard the harshest light illuminates tired lines which are etched etched into every surface on my sleep slick face MUSIC helped early but SILENCE now caressing the danger danger which is too…

Hour 18: Zanze – Sit Still

Zanze – Sit Still   Just be still and listen to me You will thank me in the morning Keep trying and you will be free Now that day is slowly dawning.   Just sit still and listen and you will do just fine. A…

Hour 17: Villanelle – Extreme Grief

Villanelle – Extreme Grief   I stopped thinking about extreme grief as the sole vehicle for great art when the grief started to take people with it.   I am like them, I just haven’t quit yet; I know this ideation can start so I…

Hour 16: Villanelle – Rise Up

Villanelle – Rise Up   Listen to the sounds, of a slowly rising sun as it rises from the ground.   You won’t know what you have found Until the day is fully done So listen to the sounds.   Turning round and round but…

Hour 19: Four have broken away

Four have broken away From the hive To go wading in the sea Can’t you see? The soft surf has not yet Erased the lines they made in the sand   Curb your worry The little one will not drown; The foam’s too gentle to…