Bashful Lily

black and white notes of the wide-eyed dusty pianospare the two lovers their uncharted melodybare windows are dripping tales on the insidewhile flushed water lilies turn their petals bashfullyemerald green and scarlet was their cottage on the searising from the bed now, sated, he moves with a focussmelling bacon, and fresh coffee brewing, her smile […]

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A Day Adrift

Gentle winds weep as gusts carry toilsome burdens swiftly alongMermaids, fairies, and whales join in this hauntingly woeful songOld legs holding up sorrowful eyes cry blood upon the empty streetRusted iron table, only one chair left where her friends would meetHeavy skies release a burden and clouds bring forth a dense rainCovering porch swings, hobby […]

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Carolina Widow

Whispers weave through leaves of seedlings like nimble fingersPulling fine silk threads creating patterns of beauty on loomsGarden spiders drink drops of morning dew from webs proudly craftedSporting bright yellow bodies, alike the color children paint the sunGrubs buried deep in shallow graves thrive in fertile black soil awaitingFeeding on grassroots with ravenous appetites for […]

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Skin Still Soft

Wrinkled fingers clasped together to form hands in prayerLooking toward the heavens, she asks Friend, are you there? I’ve lived a long life she thinks warming  herself by the fireI am all that’s left; my situation seems so lonely and dire. I am old and tired my Lord she whispers and I’m ready to  goMy bones ache in this […]

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