This was written for dVerse, secret ingredient.
Christmas in the kitchen
flour integral décor
wide eyed children
“helping” to pour
a touch of this Continue reading
When did the key turn, opening the door, baring expectations, dreams, memories, unfulfilled, like a hope chest barren? The spoils of living, she possesses none. On sunshiny days, life glittering gold, laughter spilling, she wanders, an uneasy adult-child, how, how did it slip away?
I missed the deadline for “Once upon a” so here it is for open link. Thanks. 🙂
Once upon a night
as meteors soared
we understood fragility
each sacred breath
woven in cold white
a breath never to breathe again.
Lilac orchids in snow;
cacti in swamp.
I gathered the annuals in pots
before the freeze
upset by their death
although it never bothered before.
The early darkness seizes
me, portending winter snow
days wrapped in cold midnight
grayness, slate skies,
solitary tempest suggestions
of sleep, bitter sleep.
I am behind (hahaha, so what else is new?), but I will catch up!!!!
I lost myself in happiness until it died. Upon awakening, perspective altered. My soul ached. Where am I? What happened to the young woman I was?
Time transported me into a dire desert of aged pain.
My choice wavers between fighting and submerging.
My claws extend.
even when words evade
Let them rise from you
your heart, your soul, your brain
Take risks, pour out despair
Care to create your truth
for there’s no one else who can
Write about what matters to you
for your passion will show
Write about what you know
and what you don’t
Play in the land of make-believe
Create worlds you wish to visit
make them vividly real on paper.
But mostly dear writer,
Listen to criticism, take what’s true
but never let it own you
so you never write again.
The same for rejections.
Don’t reject yourself.
But never ever quit.
Signed, Someone Just Like You
lost in the past, some halcyon, sepia-tinged fantasy days, cherub cheeked, chuckling, she felt lovable
now her life’s vintage, alone every move, love’s fleeting, mind dance of memories
his love cavorts away