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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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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The Cook

She’s in the kitchencleaning, preppingsweetness, wishes to nurture childlikelongings – sugar ladengifts, honeyed chops hooks her men withculinary preciseness –as legend prescribes wants a strong, reliabletype to stir her ovarieskeep her dishing up love Disappointment, like raw eggdrips off china plates –shame of misadventuresshe cannot scrub away only serves tea now –the smell of liquormingled […]

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Rock Pool

Is it the stillnessof the rock poolthat draws meagain and again? Authority eludes –is not my own –I dodge hawk-eyedcritics, am weighteddown…strugglingto resurface… Crave tranquilcompany, a chanceto breathe…unseen…Nature always the key (Image my own)

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