Microscope: A Poem Fragment of a leaf,Specks of sand, andA slice of beetBeneathMy wild blue eyes -Yet I never wasA scientist in the making.Now -I gaze into thePixels thatHold the weight ofWords, making myBack straighten,Knees lock,Feet and fingers Press forwardAs if flashing past Finished linesOf a thousand marathons.Inspecting the world in clipsLike paragraphsAnd dialogue interrupted,Dashes … Continue reading Microscope: A Poem | Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month
Hotel Mirrors: A Poem I want to see your Face in hotel mirrors, Sights like souvenirs.
Daybreak: A Poem Endured familiarity -A type of stability that somehowMade my knees quake.Counting on itLike leaves turning coralOr sweet morning notes of coffee.Stepping in unisonTo motions thatCame and wentAre back again,Why do we treat themLike a special occasion?Breaking looseLike the crevice of daybreak,We rise againIn the treasures ofUncharted territory,Apart,Like it always should have been.
Paper Cuts: A Poem I have a scarThat slices throughMy most meaningful smilesAnd tucked betweenMy teeth are the namesOf those who told me to neverStop grinning.Like a twinI thought of you asThe second blemish,Marking permanence.I'd rather have paper cuts. Gone and over nowI'm thrilled to shake you off,Comfortably curling fingers into my palm,And slipping them … Continue reading Paper Cuts: A Poem | Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month
Freedom: A Poem I first learned ofGravityWhen I lost gripOf a balloon. The balloon and IBecoming smaller and smallerTo each other. When it greeted the skyI knew there was no return.Only later I realizedAbout letting go of all the thingsI once appreciated fiercely.The cruelness of freedom.
Lenses: A Poem You knew how to pullProudness right outOf my mouth.Tendencies to over think,I gazed deep into the realmsThat blinked in my mindAnd rewarded you withThe inverse of truths. Imagination falteringBetween clear and foggy,I brushed the lenses cleanAs snapshots of bright daysCollaged the surfaces ofMy mind.You knew how to pullProudness right outOf my mouth.
Yeats: A Poem You are on my mind Just like an Irish legend, William Butler Yeats.
Roadside: A Poem You are on my mindLike a roadside standSeen afar from a June mile.Tucked beside ruggedPennsylvania road,You brush by my mindIn the most picturesque of moments - Transporting me to the streetsOnly referenced in mythologies.
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
Azaleas: A Poem ApologiesLike azaleas -Striking the heartIn bold beams, thenAll meaning and colorFrom your wordsIs lost.Petals fallen,Broom bristles brushThem from sidewalksLike fingers acrossWet eyes -Removing the memoryOf extra stolen glances.ApologiesLike azaleas.