Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Habits of the Clouds

It’s steady, no back and forth. No hiccups, false starts, or short stops. Weather slow or fast, violent or calm, It’s steady-the habits of the clouds. Not afraid to be solitary, but not too meek To combine and besiege the … Continue reading

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Whirlwind

The heart’s hot climate- a hometown Of obsession’s hurricanes. The eye Of rejection’s self-pity never passes Quickly enough. But in the throws Of wind and rain, ripping apart homes, And flooding road ways- rebuilding Is encouraged. Progress forced upon us. … Continue reading

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Favorite Place on Earth

It’s small, trouble-free and understated. The fountain is nothing to write home about. It’s just trickling water in unpolished granite. It is dwarfed by the rising white and black basilica. As the wisteria flourish in the shade of le Sacre-Couer, … Continue reading

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Stain

The fruit smoothie just exploded From the blender across white tile floors. Dripping mashed, half-chopped fruit covers My favorite old pair of jeans. I drop to my knees to glide a wet paper towel Over the slop. But the berries … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Being Home Alone

In the kitchen, crack some eggs Into the sugary goodness of cookie batter. Glance out the window to be sure No fairies, mailman or nosy neighbors are watching And indulge in the raw goodness. Slide across the linoleum in mismatched … Continue reading

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Don’t Fix Me

Maybe the girl in the painting isn’t lonely. She’s not standing on the cliff contemplating How small she is- her insignificance. The darkness of the night isn’t bearing down Suffocating the flame of her hope. The crashing waves below aren’t … Continue reading

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Petition

Everyday since I have found you, My eyes open upon the sun. Not to sound ungrateful, But this happiness you have given me? Take it back. Regift it. Now that I have warmed near it, I’ll always have the flickering … Continue reading

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