Tag: free verse

hermit crab

Out of her head

She lived inside her head, A snug space, comfortable but lonely. In time her solitude took up too much room. She reconsidered being a hermit, And went outside to change her mind.

heart shaped tree stump

Love in pieces

There is a comfortable silence between us, A feeling no mere mortal could touch. My heart aches with the love I feel for you. Sweet grace whispers stay with me Until the end of time. We will love a little more, Then pass it on and not wait until it's too late. Each line of this ...

close-up elephant eye

I see you…

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I see you. Even if I can't Truly understand your struggle, Because I haven't walked in your shoes, Nor lived in your home, I see you. I am reaching out In the hope that you, Will show me the way, ...

sunlight filtering through trees

Mind the gap

In between what is real and what is a dream That altered state of possibilities and actualities Mind the gap Do not get swept away in the deluge Nor blinded by the flood lights Mind the gap Keep moving forward, upward Don’t stop, don’t turn back Mind the gap When all seems lost, And Peace ...

blue dragonfly

Dragon herder

Filigree wings of elegant wrought iron Body armor aggrandized with cobalt blue cloisonné A tail forged into a wrathful cudgel Bestride my dragon, I blaze into bloody battle Raining down retribution and righteousness Upon the heads of my foes, beating them into submission Sprites and fae my warriors, Milk thistles and rose thorns my swords ...

Second chance

Sometimes you get a second chance. You fight your way out of the darkness, Wrestling rumbling doubts, raven fears Sorrow unrelenting that rips, and tears And strips apart All reason and sanity. Emerging through a glimmer of hope Into the dawning light, a whisper of Possibilities stirring the fragile silence. As surely as night gives ...

inside interstate tunnel

Hindsight

I went to the doctor Complaining about my eyes. No matter how much I narrowed my view, I couldn’t see my present clearly. When I squinted, my lids mere slits, Everything remained dim and hazy. When I looked to my future I couldn’t see the long-term. Shading my vision against Glaring stars and shiny promises, ...

macro seashell on white sand

The world beneath my feet

Stretched out in the warm, soft sand My shirt riding up at the waist I feel the tickle of crystalline quartz against my skin From this down-to-earth vantage point I see The delicate geometry of each grain The curve and curl of each graceful scallop Making contact with my world Seeing what few see Feeling ...

life vests header

No wake

They serve as a reminder that life is not easy It is not safe to dip your toe in the water Don’t venture out too deep There are leviathan and krakens Lying in wait, ready to carry you into the fathomless abyss Whales to swallow you whole Sharks to eat you alive It is not ...