the dreams kept coming…

the city sleeps, in an
indecent, and incandescent

tired, drowsy, and
dreaming of better days, or
is it of
the oft betrayed…

it’s heart beating
a rhythm of long ago,
it wonders, and sheds
its skin
often flayed

wide open
for all to see,
like the sky’s,

walking the streets,

you can feel
the pulse
beneath your feet,
and within
the panes
of the people-less, and
windowed scene, it seems

hallow, and yet also
full of life’s drawings,
created long ago, by the people
left behind

when time
stood still,
and we were all
left wondering…

as the dreams
kept coming…

In response to the WDYS#101 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.

Image credit; Maksym Harbar @ Unsplash

#city, #connection, #dreams, #huamnity, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems, #reminiscence, #wdys

Shining Heart

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash

watching life
move by, disengaged
as it rattles around
in my brain
without significance
or a way to rebound

from reality,
like a kite that loses
it’s tether,
and flies off into
space with nary a
tarry nor a sound,
not heard, and never found

reflective processes
go unnoticed,
buried deep in
the heart, without
a tool to unearth
the myriad of possibilities
that live for a rebirth


a shift
in consciousness
comes calling,
releasing the pain
a little at a time


new tools
are brought forth,
provided by people
just like
you and me,
who’ve already
dug deep
removing the layers
of debris,
shining heart
we can now see

Utmost Feelings – Just Released!

If you’ve not yet checked out Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings, well, you can now order it online. Here’s where you can find it:


Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Amazon DE:

Amazon FR:

Amazon ES:

Amazon IT:

Amazon JP:

Amazon CA:



Kobo Books-

B&N Press-

#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #emotions, #heart, #huamnity, #introspetion, #life, #love, #pain, #poem, #poems, #reflection, #resilience, #shiningheart