Innocence

Come sit with me
here on the grass

We will speak of childhood
spread our shoulders wide

and ignore the fingers of shadows
at our backs

(137 characters incl. spaces)

…Momma Said

…Momma said~be strong~independent~and loving~always a Southern Lady first~but there are times~even a Lady just has to~CUSS! ©

(125 characters incl. spaces)

Monkey Boy (Gogyoka Poem)

Monkey boy with your G.I. Joe toys;
you have worlds to explore
and explore you will do
as you grown into a monkey man;
then I’ll have two, your dad and you.

(160 characters incl. spaces)

A Family Competition

Hurling bodies against time & space, Olympians strain humanity’s limits & each her/his own, higher, faster, further, like relatives in a friendly competition.

(158 characters incl. spaces)

Light spills

Light spills
on wooden beams,
father returns from d sea
swings d door a little2hard
Armful of poppies
lie beside mother
as she turnd his kiss to her cool cheek.

(160 characters incl. spaces)

Laundry day

Flap of sheets like birds.
Mother and daughter
hold sheets by the corners,
hands graze as they make folds
part
return
like girls country dancing in the barn.

(157 characters incl. spaces)