Category: Poetry

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Awakening Joy

Haibun As I pour out pills to sort into daily containers. As his fingers dig into my armpit, and my laughter ensues. As I get ready for bed with a stuffy head. The raw...

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Diamond Gaze

Diamond piercing gaze Lashes sharp like barbed wire fences Guarding wary soul more by A. M. LAINE Photograph by Rolands Lakis

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An Unimportant Failure

Nothing worth remembering. That fifth period class—where Moesha braided Katherine’s hair, Neina screamed; and Chastery, Jowayne and Zaire did no work—fades to insignificance. No homes called, no repercussions planned—only the slightest sense that my...

Good Poems 0

Shifting Sands

Poem   The moon hangs low In a crimson sky Shifting sands upon A shining shore I see here standing there She is still I can see how the wind plays With her golden...

Enlightened poetry 0

Goodnight

Poem   Nothing is wrong, Everything is right. Some things are meant to die. Momentary happiness, then nothing felt inside. Emotions played, feelings dried. Back and forth, Left and right. Patience, patience, the tide...

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Arboreal Awakening

The far maple, where I once hung Frankie’s tire swing, blooms. The maple beside our deck, the one with moss growing up its split trunk, arises from its winter slumber, too. We will enjoy...

poem about not giving up 0

Shine

Poem   Just know that you are smart Keep your treasure glowing Dial up your suntan Go see what the world is doing There’s a universe inside your skull Let its best flow out...

bereavement poem 0

Forget Forgiveness

Poem   Months have passed Summer turned to fall. Days are growing cold- and the wind is blowing fast …away to a crimson sky- bloody sunset and do you know? I still hide to...