Azaleas: A Poem | Day 11 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.

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