Tag Archives: #napowrimo16

Gardener

Cutting through the soil,
Bent blades breaking dirt,
Opening up the earth,
Cracked and dry, brown,
Giving up the rocks,
The clay-like blackness beneath.

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Luna(r)

He never asked she change
Her coloration,
She was the moon and white and always would be,
Or her phases,
He knew she would wax and she’d wane, it was plain,
He didn’t even ask she be faithful,
Just that she’d
Always be
True.

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Stereo

Serpent,
Messenger,
Malice,
Serenity,
One speaks serptitiously,
One says not enough,
Warring on the battlefield
Of egos and shoulders,
Arms or armistice,
Art or artifice,
Bliss or trouble,
The message confused.

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Hands

These hands are
Calloused,
Cut,
From handling the thorns
In your rosebush,
Too big for the
False yellow petals
Protuding from your
Thin stems,
Breakable by a breeze,
Stained red with my blood
From the promises you made,
That your thorns would never
Prick me again.

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Debts

IOUs instead of marrow,
Promises for blood,
Sustenance,
A bellyful of gratitude,
For we cannot eat air.

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Full Stop Cacophony

***Mature Content***

“Just breathe,”
Whispered in her ear
Before her nostrils flare,
filling with air
Though sighed out quicker yet
For the feeling of their

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Bird Stories

These stories
Tell themselves
Between crows and ravens
In songs their forebears told,
Before murders made malice
For farmers rowing food
For their families,
Birds bid their broods sleep
With tales of
Favored feathers and fanciful flights.

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