Lonely Children

Trees wrap resilient arms tenderly around small children, who are crying out for hugs—haunted by lost memories of holding hands of friends and delivering laughter with loved ones they no longer see. Like fledglings with young minds, they wonder why the world they know, without warning, is experiencing a metamorphosis.   Clapping and swinging their long […]

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Santiago’s Sorrow

Flute notes echo with soft drum beats, as a human soul does singTearing from a body floating up, leaving all trivial earthly things Dressed in black, Santiago, Chile, morns her dead as angels soundVineyards abandoned, red copper and steelworkers sadly abound Her City’s kindness, a handmade doll, given to this guest in tearsWrought with shadows […]

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An Oath

Scarlet eyes dart fretfullyBlue orbs veiled in layersGuises maintaining thoughtsFurtive cracking of their ribsGurneys transport beloved lifeKinfolk wait in a soundless voidPostponing her solemn decreeChoosing youth to now reviveAging man gently turning bluishSeeing a vision of a blue-gray heronWeary, gloved his hand now in hersDucts are dry, like his thirsty skinShe looks up and begs […]

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