Arrival

I long to escape local scenery Mountainous high-rises, condo beehives Cringe-worthy lives squarely compartmentalized Glassy illusions of life I long for nature’s bucolic beauty rolling hills, sky-high trees, misty breezes along sunny speckled creeks I long to escape behind the wheel and watch nature rush past in verdant rows I close my eyes escaping towering…

Born All Soul’s Day

  I love a good fright Is it because I was born two days after Halloween on All Soul’s Day In a Southern home one charcoal night as Spanish moss sung lullabies to my infant cry Or is something more nefarious my soul longs to feel as I commit pen to paper Crafting supernatural chills…

A Leap of Faith

Notoriously, her own worst enemy Riddled with ongoing insecurities I can’t I’m not good enough What a farce She chides Frozen in self-doubt A hindrance no doubt She wavers Dizzyingly on the edge Dangling on the precipice Of change Clashing affirmations and negations A powerful mental tide I can’t You can Just do it A falter,…

Unbelievable!

He spoke freely Unapologetically No expert collaboration Hoping words weren’t taken literally Thoughts expressed Without a qualm Words exploding like a bomb No rhyme or reason Just a whimsical Shalm Flowing like the  Somme An uncontainable river Lapping capriciously Without a qualm On brazen shores Of his tongue His aplomb Unbelievable!   Photo: Courtesy of…

The Final Draft

Swamped and wading a tsunami of words She revamps her story on Café Au Lait Mending and retouching To and fro A lyrical tango in pursuit of perfection Voila! A second, yet imperfect draft Pursuant a wordless funk A haze of psychedelic pink Blocks cerebral mazes She sighs Yawns And stretches Pen pinging table Another cup of coffee…

Song of Defiance

Defiance reared its might Opposing misogynistic Narcissistic Childish tantrums A malignancy uprooting civil liberties Dividing communities Families Friends Forging factions of divergent citizens Defeated . . . defeat We panicked Joining forces A multitude of cultures Concerned voices Singed defiance Of new rule and executive orders It’s been a rough 100 days Mr. President Now…

Life’s Apprentice

    I rise with indigo skies Dreams’ imagery slippery Fades Silver metallic keys I toil diligently Fastening imagination Passionately A constant apprentice My mentor Life Unfolds a story on screen

Waking Nightmare

Daily Prompt- Nightmare I dance restlessly in the dark an unbearable waltz Of tossing and turning Rolling and folding into my pillow Again, lulled into the arms of deep sleep Into a world of unimaginable horror Faceless abominations seem much too real Bombs blare and boom Pained voices Bone-chilling screams Echo off cracking, splintering walls…