All in the blood #poetry #dVerse

Tracing the origins of human hatewe wonder if this desperate stateis bloodborne If our desire to hurt and maim,outsiders who are not the sameis bloodlust sparked within when we are bornfrom mother’s womb we’re cut or tornin bloodbath. To trace such origins of gallwe need our wits and wherewithal:a bloodhound who alone can tracea spark... Continue Reading →

Campbell’s Condensed #poetry #earthweal

Campbell’s condensedthe Primordial Soupinto a can for your convenience.  Of courseit isn’t quite that simple:millions of years of evolution biodiverse branching of the tree of life came first then came the industrial revolutionof one particular species calling itself homo sapiens or‘Wise men:’  They found the cheapest wayto feed the masses for the greatest profit, spraying away the competition,... Continue Reading →

Slightly smiling face #emojipoetry

Best viewed outside of WP reader... You sent me a slightly smiling face 🙂 But what does it mean, that slightly smiling face? 🙂 You like me, but not too much? 'Would you kindly stop texting me now, I don’t want to be rude, but it’s enough?' 🤬 So mysterious! So inscrutable, that slightly smiling... Continue Reading →

Gratitude list #poetry #poem

For all the blessings of my lifeI’m truly grateful: for my children, hopes and dreams,my family For the light of day, the stars at nighta place of shelter, food to eatI’m grateful .For my alternating health and illness teaching me so much about myself I’m grateful. For more than two years of sobriety, for getting my kicks naturally I’m grateful.For all the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Suffering #poetry #dVerse

I’ve been doing a lot of suffering lately though I often hear it saidlife couldor shouldbe fun‘Shouldawouldacoulda’that’s what I say:beautiful suffering that’s the life for me;the artists way. Beautiful suffering,like dying sunlight raysover the mountains;like the break of daywhich almost splits itself apart with yearning,but what’s sweeter than thatbeautiful suffering when you bleedinto the pageand make it sing?... Continue Reading →

Samhain Enchantment #earthweal

It was late October 2020and there were all the trappings of modernity:fibreglass pumpkins spraypainted and belching smoke;a fairytale tree made to mimic naturefrom some forgotten time when all the world was wonder:Childhood Orange, aglow, the children’s faces inthe chill October aireyes and hearts lit by the spectacle:a drink that fumed with liquid nitrogen;a haunted galleon;a... Continue Reading →

Collateral Kindness #poetry #earthweal

It was the dreaded news:nobody knew if you were coming backyet, in my heartI knew you weren't. My mother. Whose hand would I hold now?Whose arms would comfort mein times of sorrow? Who would be my championand sing my praisein the faceof the entire, uncaring world? Out of the blackness of that coldOctober nightcame the... Continue Reading →

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