I thought you’d eventually give it up. I never said I would. I thought you’d move past it or through it I never said I could.
War is wanting more Forgetting blessings gives us Excuses to kill
What happened? Did your mask slip? Now your stripes And the road stripes Are all mixed Blood spill Roadkill I whizzed on by I didn’t stop then But it’s not forgotten I said a small prayer I frowned a small frown Raccoon down
You see violence I see love broken You hear silence I hear love unspoken You see a world failing I see a world ailing It’s not falling apart It’s just a big broken heart Below and above So near, my dear, right here When I look around I see a gap and love can fill […]
It has been fun to be able to give photos with handwritten poems on the back as going away gifts, as I’m saying my goodbyes here in Korea. It’s been a nice way, too, to remember the many beautiful moments I’ve had here. Such as listening to the frog chorus… gae-gool-i-gae-gool-i-gae-gool-i! https://positiveenergyworks.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/poem-oh-frogs-where-do-you-go/
Sometimes the strangest things remind us of a past love. Spilling a bag of lentils, for example, and finding the little buggers all over my apartment for the next month reminded me of the one who would whip up lentils, like I did oatmeal cookies. Poem: Pieces of You …a Haiku.
In winter, I put on layer over layer before I ventured out. I hunched my shoulders up and tucked my face down I stopped on my way to wipe my running nose I fumbled in my purse for a tube of gloss To coat my cracking lips. You greeted me With a mug of hot […]
A poem from the book: With Open Arms: Poetry for Big Love and Real Life