Peace

Clarity rings through the darkness of induced sleep. The fog of yesterday clinging to the present day. It has no hold, it has no sway, just a whiff of ancient smells. See, hear, feel, know what has changed, know what has always been. Searching for…

Never

Have u ever never been held by loving arms Heard I love you from your mom Been in trouble with your dad Lived with strangers who claim they’re fam. Have you ever Never been kissed caring hands caress your face A spirit to fix your…

Hour Twelve: Stipulations for receiving

For my last official poem of the day, I followed the prompt. Don’t panic You may feel that there’s not a minute to spare but the moon is not bound by your constraints If you cannot hear her whispers at midnight do not be alarmed…

Hour 12: How It Ends

The spare canopy moon Shone glory  Me in breastbone panic Jeep slithering under Mirror-still black of the lake.

Attention Attention

Headlines Attention! Attention, read all about it Spot light on, Scene 2-take 23-action!!! Is it all about you? Is that all that you do Can u not be the center today? Can u b with the commoners, Movie star Drama queen Give me space so…

Hour 11: near/far

He tried on lives like tourists do in the hip hat store down on Congress, frequently and fast Picking up and dropping leashes Keys Mail None of which were his. Sliding under fluffy down, wilted quilt, swishy sleeping bag Or nothing but wisps of cloud…

Hour 10: Nothing Lost

We’ve lost so much together, you and I. Innocence Parents A partner We’ve lost money, time, control the piece to that bookcase my battered grey t-shirt the chance to fill a womb but rarely patience, and never the desire to bring lips together, whispering, “bon…

Hour Eleven: Neither neither nor nor

Where is there left to go when you’re neither neither nor nor? When you’re not allowed a name only a label? When you’re defined by what you (don’t) have instead of who you are? When confronted by the fact of your existence they’d rather you…

Hour Ten: Critical decision

A found/blackout poem of sorts—I went through a book about film posters and underlined certain phrases, then added my own bit at the end. Critical decision It is often said that this is the former summarizing the latter In the former situation, I tend to…