Tag Archives: Dreams

Poem: Feline

you glide through night shadows
elusive and hungry
going where the moon goes
lingering closely by

why is it I bother?
trying to entice you
with fresh food and water
and a new toy or two

you choose to come and go
slipping into my bed
moving with your flow
nothing more to be said

purring satisfaction
you linger longingly
then moved by distraction
stalk away haughtily

leaving me confused
by the nuisance of cats
and easily amused
by the intrigue of kittens.

Poem: Scent

i keep your shirt
– the one you asked
if i had seen
as you packed

i keep it safely
sealed tightly
hidden in a box
next to my bed

and when the ache
of your absence
grows too much
i pull it out

burying my face
and my heart
inside the cool
cotton clothe

breathing deep
the magical scent
that was you.

Poem: Crisp

slow summer heat
burnt around the edges
crumbling into dust

still Autumn weeps
for fading August heat
keeping secrets to herself

while I linger outside
hoping to catch a glimpse
of you again walking by

knowing it’s impossible
for the dead to walk
or time to freeze fast

leaving me here waiting
for leaves to burn bright
falling into winter night

there is no greater aching
than the empty sorrow
of clinging memory.

Poem: Burden

day in
day out
we accumulate
weighty regret
of angry words spoken
and kind words withheld
weighing down our souls
with the cumbersome straw weight
of a thousand delusions of “if only I…”

forgive yourself
to be better
to do better
and allow yourself to fly.

Poem: Drained

There are days like this poem
that go on and on endlessly
in ceaseless plodding living

off line
off air
off base

even the hill that is my bed
is much to hard to climb today
it is calling
come here: cocoon
beneath cool sheets
and ceiling fans

instead I lie
in lowly state
in living room
incapable

no hopes
no dreams
no love
no voice

drained
dried
damned.