Dead Are Unimpressed

A cruel masterthe ticking clockSo much potentialGet it done! I rush past shadowscrumple the pagesfailed attemptsmounting What of dreams?Of life’s destiny?How I worshipat the altar of should Even with positivityfantastical notions fall shortI argue against uncertaintymeet only disapproval There is no magicno pre-destined famejust dust gatheringthe dead are unimpressed. (Linking up with Reena’s Exploration challenge: […]

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Secret Keepers

(Disclaimer: I am submitting this poem for Reena’s Exploration challenge: horror. The poem arose from a nightmare, and my be triggering for some readers.) They always take the back roads,virginal snow-covered laneslined with trees: pastoral views Unmarked routes, out of sight,use the innocence of landscapeto blot out their dark intentions Pristine picture perfect sceneslull the […]

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Remain Steadfast

Illusory this ideation of separationintricate the webs that bind us Politicians focus on the holespander to the vacuous – Seekers resonate with connectionconsciousness raising awareness Remain steadfast protestorsyour vibrations wide-reaching. (submitted for Reena’s Exploration challenge: prompt the featured image.)

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Crazy-Making

Happiness, he says,is your responsibilityand then… If you love me enough…If you showed more appreciation…If you lost a little weight… and… Clearly, not my problem. Really? Is it always just me? (For Reena’s Exploration challenge #151: Is it always me? Image mine)

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Dear Seagull

This woman you think you seeface hidden behind lensshe is but an illusion Flesh camouflaging spirit –her soul, wingedsoars beside you. (For Reena’s Exploration challenge: illusion; and Bird Weekly challenge: seagulls.)

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Is Optimism Enough?

Are you happy? The question hits my gut, slingshots down the hall deadends at optimism Of course, I respond. What else can I say… Sure life needs tweaking… I am learning to be better… I can make this work… Why?  What do see? Thoughts unspoken but the bell has been rung… (For Reena’s Exploration challenge:  […]

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Parental Passages

Carefully we construct security for offspring – add luxuries to entertain accommodate growth play host to revolving- door friends and dates. And yet, we are graded on performance – met or unmet expectations – held up against a stack of other super parents, silhouettes of perfection. Still, we celebrate goals, sprouting family, ignore the slanders, […]

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Colourless Expressions

Consciousness commands a shift of focus tired of the clash of colours stimulation overload my muse is leaning towards the nuance of black and white A study of shadows and shading and how light arouses the soul Speak to me in subtleties she whispers in tones suggestive of hidden depths I am listening And so […]

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Scrambled Reality

Of cubism, I am ignorant yet, I relate To express depths of perception concurrent aspects Of a multi – imagined universe Or even to embrace the possibility of oneness in fractured slices… I pull apart the pieces re-create the image still cannot find the whole. (Reena’s Exploration challenge this week is cubism, a subject I […]

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Disconnect

Hold my words up to your lens – exchange snippets distracted lives hold no audience I seek a way home. (Reena’s Exploration challenge invites us to write a cryptic poem.  Image my own.)

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