#spiders

spiders come from the not-self
leaving a trail of footprints
wet in the rain
to your door
as the dark earth
calls out for its own

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Shell

Isolation physically,
Isolation emotionally,
A shell is all that’s left.
How do I expand.
You can live & die but, not undie.

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The lost ones

We are in the shallows now,
The sediment has sucked them;
embraced their last breath,
like a lover who cannot let go.
Now truth is bare.

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Refugees

When there’s nowhere left but hope
You leave for there by the train or boat.
Your life upon your back
You can’t avoid the flak.

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The Breath of Spring

It is the chapter of the year shaded
with lilacs
and the goldfinch
resting anew
awaiting
the falling shine
that forebodes winter’s death

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Dearly Departed

They say souls
of the dearly departed
take the form of dragonflies

Fragile cellophane wings
Shimmer in azure skies

I think that red one
might just be
Grandma

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Red as death

She was wheeled in
Red as death
Her scream
Piercing
The dark silence.
The jab
Of needle
Calmed her
Into sleep
When she woke
She spoke
In #MadVerse

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The Reaper

The reaper lurks in shadows
his sharpened scythe a wielding
for he has come to steal the souls
from those whose time is ending.

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#spiders

You tell me you can love at will
as I watch a spider
watching a fly
waxing and waning
before finally submitting
to the passing of time

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