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I love you
Grains of sand

I love you
Blue green ocean
Sulfuric acid

I love you
Alfred Newman

I love you

Why Did I Love You? [August Contest]

It is a mystery
Whose answer I cannot fathom
Maybe it was because you bewitched me
With the gaze from your cold eyes
Like Medusa and transfixed me to the spot
Perhaps it was the way you made me feel
How my heart skipped beats
Upon seeing you
Or how you set free butterflies in my stomach
Or maybe it was because my heart refused to listen to my head
All I have are speculations
Second guesses to why
But I can never answer the question
Why did I Love You?

A Stirring


It’s often that I hold it
aloft in my unsteady hands, desperate
for a grounded touch, for
that which offers protection
from ill winds.
A safe harbour,
an easy warmth to sink into;
I ache to feel beloved,
I long to taste a mutual

I won’t lie and say I’d bleed for him
but I’d cry a Severn
river if he ever stopped
speaking my name.

What You Can See, But Won't

You can only see through open eyes.
Don't let your eyelids be your disguise,
And words float around in your tongue,
But you won't spit them out cause your afraid they'll run.
But your legs stop working when you work them too hard
And your mouth won't work unless you disregard.
All those words that they throw at your head,
All the tears you cry when you’re in your bed.
You can only see with open eyes,
So keep them open and you'll find some lies.

Pillow Note #3

before leaving for work I want to say
about time when in our arms we lay
songs you sung were enchanting
your soft sighs too often enticing
those notes you sung in high pitch
made nerve ends tingle and twitch

tonight we shall replay that song
with all it's notes short and long
each time we touch cloud nine
we'll play our songs in rewind

when you wake up you'll find this note
with your pink lipstick just now I wrote
when i return home please stay tuned
wearing your best smile like full moon

Colonial Cur:

It lay curled at the feet of its masters
Eagerly barking or biting on cue
No sense of its past or its ancestors
Gorging tiny scraps that were its true due

With the Sun setting on its patronage
Whimpering cur was lost and left behind
It whined and wailed in its sad, lonely stage
Deserted by masters, shunned by its kind

I Walk.

I walk where the weeping willow sweeps the soil
It hides me from the world, its where we all toil.
I cry, it will hide my tears, I hurt, it hides my fears.
Yet here I am safe from all troubles and cares.

Then that beauty of rain, hides my tears once again.
It sets me free to roam the world, to seek rainbows
A scattering of sunshine lights my world anew.
Where would I have been without the support of you?


I accepted his explanation to stay inside
He is a boy of course, he can be outside
Boys are strong and powerful
They have the luxury of inherited freedom
To be and see beyond the horizon
Without restrictions to their own being

I long to be a boy to go outside
Being inside was like being in a crowd
Girls are delicate and fragile things
Everyone around reinforced such things
Your hair is beautiful! That’s a pretty dress
A show-piece for my mother’s glory

All Falls

Ringa ringa roses etc
then all fall down
so do all kids

then we have Niagara
when guys grow bigger
night falls
when we fall out of love
everything crashes

Kings fall
Queens fall
indiscreet women fall
stray guys fall
lovers and cheaters fall

what is this life for
if all are subject to

True strength is the mother of courage, the daughter of wisdom, and the sister of confidence.


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