Moon’s Dust, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, Moon’s Dust, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their continued support, and for publishing this piece.

Moon’s Dust

drips drop from the top of a
stopwatch

as the minutes until we meet cascade
over my heart

watching the fear depart

say you’ll love me until the last act of the art…

I would be honored if you would go here and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


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mauve patterns

humanity is like a dream, closing
in on me, feeling
cloaked
and

drowning on the tide, consciousness
fleeing with the setting
sun, and

the
beams
of falling love

raining mauve patterns
across my
mind

delivering reassurance of a kind, as
the sand in between my toes
reminds
me
of

a doe, as it flits across the field,
wandering into nature’s
scape

of a love, made real…


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


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of a love so pristine

Photo by Nurullah نورالله التركي on Unsplash

rock
splinters wood,
and you tried
as hard
as you could

in each instance

a different
set of circumstances,
presented, just as
the flower
reminds me
of the love in forever

we daydream,
and cast our nets
into the stream,
consciousness, in-between

you and me

far as it seems,
it is here,
and now, just
as it was
intended to be

a dream?

maybe, yet
does it really matter
to the flower, or
the stream…

they continue
to flower, and
continue to stream
regardless
of what comes up
on their inner screen

how serene, and

contemplative
is this dream
we call
a reality
of all
that we’ve gleaned

of a love so pristine


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the darkness dances

Photo by Vasily Kozorez on Unsplash

the darkness
envelops me, I
cannot see, sweat
routs my brow,
my heart skips a beat,
and my legs
begin to twitch,
feverishly

fear encases me

wrapped up,
frozen solid, unable
to move, a tear slides
down my face,
and I
realize,
feeling is something
that’s left me
for the time being

numb,
confused,
withdrawn, and
disengaged
from life, love,
and even
the loss
presenting itself
to me
on a daily basis

waiting, and
wanting to know
why this happens,
not being able
to hold on

any longer

as a momentary
pause ensues,
a gift

is given
understanding
dawns,
mind takes
hold,
heart,
explodes, as
light pours forth

and,

the darkness
once fraught
with fear
and anguish
begins to dance
to a language
all its own


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