Wedding Day

Staring at an unfamiliar image in a mirror, she no longer recognized her reflection. Deep wrinkles creating a widespread and complex map of time. Once journeyed heartrending pathways creating deep etches in her skin like an unearthed and yet once known cavern, which yearned for discovery, love, and peace. Her diminishing and twisted leathered skin … Continue reading Wedding Day

Loss

Into memory’s doors, I do cautiously and slowly tread, Dressed in black the family glides dazed around me, A video is showing happier times of their family tree. Stunning is the woman weeping and whispering, Tender words to a quiet, listless man lying down. Tissues quietly muffle her sorrow and her sound. I speak to … Continue reading Loss

My Wrath

Lips pucker and brows wrinkle as he stares.Anger burrows in deep erasing his kind features.Borne is this unsummoned yet familiar creature,From the inferno of my own unrestrained wrath.Stinging remarks racing from my impertinent gateway,Chilling his heart and granting birth to my sin and guilt. by Joni 6/19

Warm Chocolate

Your words, a river of sweet wine to awaiting, tastebuds,Strong shoulders holding me, like the limbs of the great oak,Reassuringly placed tender kisses on tear-soaked cheeks,I fold into your arms like a piece of warm melting chocolate.