Syntax

Trade you an ‘n’for a ‘v’, I saidto the moonto the sunto the birdat my window All obligedand nowmy lonely dayis lovely,lovely,lovely. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @VjknutsonArt my own.)

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Be

Service contentmentBe a vessel –giving and receivingCreate ripplesInspireBe presentPush through limitsBe bliss spreadingviral joy (I’ve started a new project: reading through old journals – mostly griping – to find new messages, new poetry.This is my first result. Image my own.)

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Pestilence

Words, like cricketsleap from my mindchirping pests whosetrajectory eludesdulled reflexes,scuttling aboutperiphery of logic Harmless, really,in the singular –cacophony of multitudesthreatening to multiplytake with themsemblance of sanity Intuit a rhythmI counsel selfto define the notes in workable phrasescapture essenceand reason message but the invadersadverse to linearitydisappear beneaththe floorboardsof my conscious mind. (Found this poem, languishing in […]

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Iced

How to circumnavigateunexpected glaciers? I am unnervedthoughts spirallingchasing faults Have I been remiss?Replay the scenerewrite the scripttill comprehension dawns What lies beneath frozen surfaceis self-inflicted sorrow:covetous desire aching (Image my own)

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Mischievous

I like to wear garlicwhen creating art –keeps the demonsfrom taking part Days I forgetperspective lost –whirlwind of inkquite deceptive (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @VjknutsonArt my own)

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Seasonal Passages

Summer yearnssun burningwater coolinglife affirminglonging for love I would hold you therein those days of youthwhen relationshipdonned mysteryand fear shroudedthe path But Autumn reigns nowa time for letting goa time for turning back clocks – timelost in a mere blinkon the shores of our story And soon Winterwhen I will knitour memoriesinto cozy dreamsand while […]

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Unforgettable

Come to the table!Mother said, meaningbring your best mannersand your appetitesbut I had neither –a naughty kid Come to the table!Teacher commandedexpectations highand I, distractedhad nothing to showbut humiliation Come to the table!said the mediator,negotiating divorceEx’s demands inflexible –my shell-shocked responselacking assertiveness Come to the table!nightmare voice says, and I tremble –tables are for gettingand […]

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Disillusioned

How did this chasm,this canyon of liesbecome our normal? Facts, once the swordof intellect, redundant –we fight with hyperbole Voices raised, egos puffed –I long for calm, doubtwe have the wherewithalto bridge the divide. (Image my own)

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Dream Power

Tiger stalksdreamtime –meaning elusive I am technologydependent –AI stimulatingconnection Sense and instinctshelved in favourof pings and beeps Only in sleepdo I glimpsereal power. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @VjknutsonImage my own)

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Shadow Speak

Shadows stalk our conversations,hovering between lines spoken. Mother fears death and I,sidestep darkness… It’s delusional to believewe can think ourselves wellor avoid pain by seeking only light I chew on my wordsnot wanting to inflict harm –have done enough of that over the years Pray for peace to guide her passagethe reassurance of forgivenesslove unconditional […]

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