velvet soft

the water flows gently
cascading
over pain and grief
a letter or two is all it takes

bringing me present

to the petals of your love
as soft as velvet

shining
like your smile in winter

snow falls like dandelion fluff
and I find you again in between moments
of despair

opening me up, a shell
traveling without your insistence

yet
the love we shared is more than enough
to stay

grounded

in your contemplative existence


velvet soft was inspired by the poem Scattered Sakura, by C.X. Turner.


Photo by Nancy1730, Pixabay



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Pres


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dancing skies

hearth, and home

the ocean
where I steady my heart

realizing
the salty breeze, and tacky sand
create

hope

in dancing skies

an intangible, yet soul-driven quest
to live

at the cliff’s edge

where anxiety is present
and, you

dwell

in calm
persistence, making
up

the very center of my existence


dancing skies was inspired by the poem By the Ocean by Daphny.


Photo by AndreyС, Pixabay



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


#poetry, #30-poems-in-30-days, #anxiety, #bliss, #calm, #dancing-skies, #determination, #existence, #heart, #life, #love, #nature, #naturespeaks, #ocean, #poem, #quest, #salty-breeze, #soul, #tacky-sand

pain and promise

I stir the pain and promise
of another day

living amongst the calmest tides, and
between thin wispy clouds

I await

the love within this shroud
knowing the pain delivered is filled with gold
hues

and ambiguity among truths
birthed

within the mountains cold

and dark, living inside me a mark
filled with the void of time

sung from my fingertips, to the
mountain tops

I slip

into a reverie and cannot exist
a moment longer

than is needed

I withdraw
and await the heeded, love

I hope

to carry me into the gates of my beloved
where love’s already been seeded


Photo by 12019, Pixabay


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the resonance won…

I fell through the mirror once, and on the other side,
was you, hands clasped, and folded
neatly, you did always keep me
completely,
and
as

flowers fell from the sky, you gently made your way forward,
took my hand in yours, and then, the
question of my existence
spread…

arising in mind, the answer flooding my heart, as love
blossomed like the sun, retiring me to your
awaiting arms

the resonance, now,
won…


Photo by akirEVarga, Pixabay


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