Hour thirteen

heart attack, the words whispered from ear to ear sounded horrible, cruel condescending all i wanted was to rush into the room where my father lay hooked up and hold him close, tell him he was safe they were allowing no one in not even…

Butterflies (Hour 12)

The congregation nod as the pastor “preaches” he decrees death upon women following other people’s husbands “Ride on Sir” Ejiro echoes   Now she turns to me gifts me an ear-to-ear grin then points with her gaze “that woman is sleeping with the husband of…

8:00 PM – Anxious (Hour 12)

Head tight from an invisible vice with old wood plates raw with splinters and a robust iron screw gently rusted thick with frustration and time twisting closer screeching with each grind rotating with the perverse intention to reveal burnt orange brightness lining its sky silent…

Humanity

It’s in our nature to search for people quite like us Isn’t it? quite naturally or subconsciously We seek them out actively finding our comfort zones Though with an expanding world We’ve expanded our circles Finding similarities Finding differences Adapting, adjusting but still, But we…

8:00 PM – Restless (Hour 12)

Restless (8:00 PM – Hour 12) ~ D², @d2poetry     Standstill With your heart racing Like fireflies In the still of night Sparks of inspiration  Igniting in random Unpredictable fashion Containing doesn’t control It only stifles movement The tizzy is akin to Slowly losing…

The Birth

A call I hear from inside of me Wrapped in my warmth, someone arrives Celebrate a new life, Life distinct in divine light Doors of horizon Welcomes the birth. Love and Hope Ushers Joy!!

Dreaming Reality (hour 12, prompt 12)

We were wrapped in innocence In someone else’s dream Somewhen (in another time) But nothing’s ever as it seems The reality is the nightmare And innocence, the past So long ago I can’t recall When loss first came to pass For even as a child…

Such are the minds of sisters

Sixth sense, powerhouse, she’ll tell it to you straight “You are beautiful.” “You are smart.” “You’re not told.” “It’s never too late to start.” Extra Kleenex, extra gloss, extra whatever it is that you need She’s got your back,  whether blood or you picked her…

Still Awake

With apologies to Jonathan Coulton. This was a triumph (of experience over optimism) I’m making a note here, (because my memory is awful) “Huge Success!” (came from being realistic) It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction Aperture Science (has given me many hours of enjoyment) (Although…

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