Revelation from a Death Bed (prompt 1 hour 1)

Life is hard, the teacher said, wide eyes glistening with the effort of speech, Grasping each word Like pitons just out of reach As I listened to his final thoughts, sweeping images danced in my head a song of hope from the place of the…

Running towards the Sun with an Axe in my Hand

I am the beads of sweat Trickling from my scalp To the puddle forming Under my feet. (I am not my feet.) My hand-me-down sneakers Accuse my legs Of that I am guilty of; (I am not my guilt.) That the sun Towards which I…

Under the Influence (9:00 AM) – edit done (Hour 1)

~ D², @d2poetry Check It’s while I am waking: how many likes Check It’s while I am stretching: how many comments how many likes Check It’s while I am dressing: how many shares how many comments how many likes Check It’s while I am drinking…

I am

I am Such a strange phrase— two words, three letters They do not look like much but have much to say I am A declaration of existence often modified to suit I am An affirmative reply to questions of behaviour I am An admission of…

Wail #1

It’s dark And though the sounds are dense, I hear so clearly It’s cold And though I can hardly move, my mind moves freely It’s a world away from what I’ve ever known And submerged inside this world I’m all alone And you cannot hear…

Shiny Tasty Tickle Bits

Thousands upon thousands of you Swimming silver tornados around me I can’t count you but I can eat you I’m just a big dumb beast to you Slow and slumbering, floating by There for you to taunt and tease and poke and play. I’m bored…

Fragile

In such a narrow margin, close confined, Between the crushing depths and empty space. This thin, sustaining band where life can grow. How perilous existence is for fish. PROMPT: Set underwater. FORM: Unrhymed blank verse.

The Unsavory Alarmist

Soft sad cries just beyond my bedroom door Her world may be ending, as I try to steal some more time, in the quiet cool darkness. I have no choice, pleading for my own sanity makes no impression. I relinquish and follow her down the…