What beast lurks

resting squirrel

Listen, Can you hear it? What voices, just above a whisper Angry hisses A plaintive cry Is it in the next room, Beneath the trees next door, Or trapped inside my head? Chittering in a language Unknown to man Running footsteps thunder across the roof What horrible creature Lurks in the dark recesses above Never […]

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Not today

I have no patience for you today There’s cat puke to scrape off the desk Black dog hair to vacuum up again, and again, and again Dirty clothes multiplying at horny rabbit rates A fridge full of leftovers no one will ever eat Yet can’t bring themselves to throw out, And still, nothing to fix […]

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A celebration of a life well-lived

It was a celebration Of a life well-lived, A family well-loved By an honest man, A worthy man. It was a celebration, Stories to be told, Laughter and tears. Remembrance and sadness, For a contented man. It was a celebration For a simple man. A plain talker, A deep thinker, for a man of his […]

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Smile when you say that

The words are like rocks in my mouth Breaking my teeth on their bitter truth I bite my tongue to distract my mind from the pain Spitting blood and bone Choking on mangled promises If I hold my mouth right I can swallow the worst of it

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Crow’s feet

Creases so dark and deep upon his face They could have been painted on with India ink. He saw more with his one blind eye than Any mortal should suffer. Every twisted line, every crescent scar, a chapter in his long life. A story so wondrous, so grotesque Only God could write it.

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100 Word Challenge: Wish

I wish for tolerance and understanding I wish for order over chaos I wish for wisdom and knowledge I wish for compassion I wish for acceptance I wish for peace I wish for love and friendship I wish for health and happiness I wish for all these things for you… Star light, star bright First […]

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