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 →

Tears of Ash #poetry #dVerse

The first people to inhabit this landwere the last to leave it:they weptfor their families felledby invaders' disease.They wept at the felling of the trees.When the bomb destroyed the skythey finger-painted on their cheekstears of ash. © 2021 All Rights Reserved. Featured image: Image by Norman Bosworth from Pixabay Written for dVerse Tonight, Sarah is... 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 →

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