I Stand

Wedged in a tight space, dark surrounds and comforts me. Soul screams to be free. I push against walls. Fragile membrane splits and breaks. Light warms my cold face. Closed eyes now open.… Continue reading

Sleeping with Strangers

You snore close to me, yet I don’t even know your name. Forced intimacy with people I will never see again. I’ve been stranded in Atlanta, GA for close to four hours. The… Continue reading

Unraveling

Jeans faded like memories. Blue is the color she wears. Love unravels in her pocket. Torn smiles impossible to repair. The buttons hang by a thread. She won’t think to mend any and… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Persistent Winter

Winter is like a bad date who doesn’t want to leave…   These cold winter winds slice through clothes with icicle fingers down my throat.   My tonsils tickle. I cough out the… Continue reading

Rico, My Gentle Warrior Rabbit

In your eyes lived gentleness; a quiet power. Many underestimate its strength. Rest in peace, my gentle warrior rabbit, Rico (2008-2017). 💖 Wasn’t he handsome?   Okay, I’m forewarning you that my voice is *really*… Continue reading

Three Haiku Poems -Surreal Cerebral

Illustration by Poet Rummager   Inspired by Joan Miro’s Tapestry Hypnotic color. Illusions behind your eyes. Imagine a world. Miro, take my hand. Paint me where purple horses leap through dimensions. In glittery… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Phallic Dreams

Dreaming of glory, young men fear nothing except their naiveté.   Clumsily blushing, they wish for carnal knowledge. Cursed virginity!   From experience comes power as men count up notches on bedposts.  … Continue reading

I Sky You

  My poem and drawing were inspired by Frida Kahlo’s quote: Can one invent verbs? I want to tell you one: I sky you, so my wings extend so large to love you… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems – Double Standards / Identical Sins

Inching close to him – her ring fades in the twilight. Shadows hide her sin. Scarlet-lettered girl. Tongues wagging, fingers pointing – I’m glad I’m not her. His ring gleams bright gold. Power… Continue reading

Fifty Words Story – Burn

This short story was inspired by Dru’s lovely post, She’ll be Right With You. !!! Click HERE to visit Dru !!! Photo by Patrizia Schiozzi of freeimages.com I felt her presence like a smoldering fire.… Continue reading