Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 April Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 5 Prompt - an "experienced or inexperienced" poem

(in part)

Indentured to a past
bathed in torture,
we struggle to learn ourselves.
So young, runaway,
violence swirls around our core
and drags us to our depths.
We were brash, we were proud,
we were out of our world,
afraid, so very afraid.
Striking out at our parents
before sowing salt in our souls,
are we cursed with hate?

2016 April Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 4 Prompt - a "distance" poem

Sunday Afternoon in the Park
(aka The Furthest Sense of Finish)

Sitting next to Thoreau
On this slight crevasse
Signals shine forever
Through the branches
Folded over each other
Embracing the sky
Here is nothing
Surrounded by all
And the small-
Ness breaks its place
To peaces
Like gravel down
Weathered walls
Slick from age

The closer we get
The deeper we sink
The distance we own

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 April Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 3 Prompt - "a Three (blank)" titled poem

3 Lines X

The 1st 1 has 5.
The 2nd 1 has 7.
The 3rd 1 has 5.

Nothing but ink-stained
Words along syllabic faults
Lost down cracked gardens

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 April Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 2 Prompt - "a what he said and/or what she said poem"

Silent Suicide

You knew it a long time
Ago. You never said it
Though. You only held it
Silent. It built inside your
Chest. Boiled to your
Heart. Hardened edges
Sharp. And then you
Died. You died.

And now it is never
Said. It lays quietly
Grave. It haunts cold
Night. Sound bounced
Back. Unspoken
Death. In love.

What I said was never
Heard. And what you said

For your forever
Remains. Where my always

2016 April Poem-a-Day Challenge Day 1 Prompt - "A fool poem"

On the Hill
(after The Beatles)

Speaking to the sky
As the earth bends
Under his folded feet

Still of breath
Where others seek
Never hearing
The sun's collapse
Behind his closed eyes

No one near
Pausing at his thought
Ancient lines
Appear broken
By a sheepish smile