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50-Word Story: Buwan

I’ll enshroud my flaws, Buwan decided. Every night, she draped half her face, so her imperfections were hidden from view. She didn’t realize true beauty shined from the inside. “Don’t turn away from… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Run of the Horse (for Mooks)

Galloping horses – you hear their pounding so clear. The stampede’s quite near. Find the strength; it’s there. Behold fears – immense glaciers, reduced to vapor. Disperse the *brain fog. Purge doubts out… Continue reading

Sanctuary

My masts are engulfed in flames that do not burn.  Scavenging pirates scatter, empty-handed, with no booty they yearn.  St. Elmo, be with me, a refugee from a hostile land – a sailor… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: From Stone

She repeats his name. Light within has diminished. He isn’t to blame. Hands that touched and teased, now entrapped in monolith. Love has atrophied. She kisses cold lips. Perhaps if she rubs his… Continue reading

Nekomata Cat Ghost (For Erica)

I sit up in my *zaisu chair. Is that you? Are you there? Shadows flit across the floor. Blackness hisses, run out the door! Night has drawn the shades on another day. My… Continue reading

Cicada’s Song

Ah, to be a cicada and discard what I’d once been- dispersing in the wind. Particles of me, so tiny, no one would see. I’d scatter in the breeze. In your hair, I’d… Continue reading

Fremescent (For Julie)

Silence isn’t my friend – although you’d never know it. Outwardly, I can be quiet. What does it matter what you’ve said, when there’s so much screaming going on in my own head?… Continue reading

Haiku Poems: Grip (For Samantha)

I’ll be your mermaid – swimming into the deepest depths of your blue sea. Your current pulls me. Like tentacles of a squid, you enwrap and grip. Excitement tingles – sharp stings from… Continue reading

Haiku Poems: Free the Monster

  Pull me from the dark – for you’ve resurrected me. Once dead, I now breathe.   Am I poetry – thoughts exhumed from darkened souls, striving to reach light?   Or am… Continue reading

Dare (For Gabi & Magalí)

When I close my eyes, my mind blossoms. Dreams I dare not pen take hold of my hand, and lead me into enlightened lands. ∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼∼ My poem was inspired by Poe’s brilliant words:… Continue reading