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Insects: A Poem | Day 12 of National Poetry Writing Month

Insects: A Poem I want toCatch your wordsLike insects in summer,Stuffing accented pronunciation Deep into my earsSo I'll always rememberThe consonantsAnd vowels you made soundLike poetry.I want toCatch your wordsLike insects in summer,Constructing pictures fromConversationsSo my eyes can seeEach pretty sound you vocalizedAnd each time eyelids kiss,It becomes a gallery.I want toCatch your wordsLike insects … Continue reading Insects: A Poem | Day 12 of National Poetry Writing Month

Wild: A Poem | Day 9 of National Poetry Writing Month

Wild: A Poem The headline splashedAcross local newspapersThat one summerHad my wild blue eyesScanning property linesAnd below the dipOf pine trees."Do you think we'll ever see it?" I wondered"Did you hear that?" my brother askedWild Cougar SightingSummer days warped to nightsAs we waited for eyes like midnightOr as red as mushroom caps toFlash us in … Continue reading Wild: A Poem | Day 9 of National Poetry Writing Month

Hands: A Poem | Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month

Hands: A Poem He could flip his palmAnd grow a daisy,Enrich my body withNutrientsIn every touch.He built me a greenhouseTo watch me grow.In daylight I could seeBut I leaned into the night carefully.Like a planter turned toward the sunYou made me face the moon,A hand reaching down from the stars,Our own photosynthesis.He could flip his … Continue reading Hands: A Poem | Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month

Socrates: A Poem | Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month

Socrates: A Poem "Be as you wish to seem," said Socrates.Unleashed andRunning circles in my mind,I saw everything you wereAnd all the things you weren't.I heard the whispersThat never bounced from your tongue,And I could sort through your thoughtsLike a basket of shells.I knew what madeYour heart beat,And all the qualmsThat kept you up at … Continue reading Socrates: A Poem | Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month