hesitant to start
until pixie dust
sprouts fairy wings
blossoming like petals of
freedom of flight
away from years
spent tick-tocking apart
empty dreams, unravelling
into cascading ribbons
released upon the breeze,
floating gently into
a dark nothingness
that only exists
down a ra...
Thursday 9th January 2020 1:23 pm
“Sixteen seconds of terror; just another school shooting in America.”
the news report receives less airtime
than the duration of the shooting itself
peaceful, Sunday-morning sunrise
filters through cracks in the blinds
of our patio window, bent fractals of light
illuminated across the terrors of this world
I chose to bring you into, unfolding
on the ...
Tuesday 19th November 2019 1:38 pm
edge of sanity // wild, storm-tossed ocean beneath // it welcomes her fall
wasted, strange dreams - like // bubbles - float to the surface // darkness tugs, further
deep blue haze washes over // crooning her soft lullabies // there is strange calm here.
no longer frightened // dreams already forgotten // she becomes unchained
drenched, muted silence // releases fierce waves within // ...
Thursday 7th November 2019 1:24 pm
Other children taunted and teased, the playground at recess a sounding board for their righteous assumptions. I used to care very very very much, but one day, Alice approached me from behind to show me a rabbit hole she’d discovered in the soccer yard, tucked away in a corner beside a fence barring us from the outside world. I could see the Cheshire’s grin from deep within the darkness, also taunt...
Friday 25th October 2019 1:52 pm
Partially inspired by Rudy Francisco.
a letter from someone on the other side of the ground -
do not believe
their orchestrated lies -
grass is not greener
on this side of the ground.
instead, we plough our dirt
with seeds made of
all the words
we wish we would have said,
wilted flowers of broken promises
blooming and dying
underneath dusty moon...
Thursday 24th October 2019 1:43 pm
For my friend, Don Matthews. Thank you for the challenge of transforming "gobbledygook" into meaningful poetry.
mai mai dah nyuh nyah ah eh
gee doh ooh ooh noo may
dah dah yoo may roy danh
my little one -
still learning to speak,
articulate rhythmic poetry
from your tiny voice,
soft yet profound.
I hear you -
consonants and v...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 1:46 pm
gray skies loom overhead,
fog entrenching the air -
seeping from high clouds down
into hard surfaces of the Pacific,
fine particles of mist
dancing along her ferocious waves;
they twirl around her in laughter,
delighted to have found a friend -
she churns in response,
her fierce swells quelling into soft ...
Wednesday 16th October 2019 1:54 pm
We used to laugh, during faraway conversations, about travelling commonly-named streets, if only to feel closer to one another. From my Olive to your Olive, my Ridge to your Ridge, as if traversing one road is all it takes to close distances.
But in the margins of my life, I watch San Francisco sunsets become shrouded by shadows of thick Summer fog, blanketing the sky in an endless gray. Often ...
Monday 14th October 2019 1:41 pm
only until his mistakes
cast me aside
between angered shouts,
rolling // falling
into deep unknown corners,
only the forgotten
where even fluorescent light
does not shine,
and the last one
he chose to cast away;
I watch his happiness
from behind dust particles
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 1:26 pm
“She was so tired most of the time she did not even pretend to feel anything.” - Joyce Carol Oates
He told me I’m supposed to be a ray of sunlight, but the only time I see the sunshine is when it rises, passing over my windshield and reflecting across my rearview mirror. I watch my life disappear behind me, dusty roads from a town I no longer know growing hazy in the distance behind ripples of ...
Monday 30th September 2019 3:32 pm
on the cusp of dreams
passing whispered notes of Iloveyous
we pretend there is nothing
keeping us apart
but a wall of glass separates us
pressing palms against its surface
our hands mirror a broken embrace
fingertips trace corrugated waves
across our reflections
sunset casts rainbow fractals
blurring our faces,
each wavelength a mirror
Wednesday 25th September 2019 8:31 pm