shattering like glass…

walking into misery, watching it unfold, it envelops me
like a cloak, I

drown from within, you were just here, how could
it have been…understanding loses meaning,
as heart breaks into a thousand
pieces

shattering like glass, spreading out through the air,
diamond bits rest in my chest, throat stuck,
tongue thick, with
a mind
blinking
into
a
mist…

traveling back in time, unavailable, so will settle
on memories lying dormant
in mind, and
heart

though
they
do
tell the story of your love, divined

deep as the ocean is wide, you did your best, while
dealing with your pain
like a mime

and, while goodbyes are unnecessary, I would like to tell
you how much I love you,
one last
time…


Photo by Nicholas_Demetriades, Pixabay


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may this song be sung, Published at MasticadoresIndia

Recently, I was invited to be a regular contributor to MasticadoresIndia. I have accepted this invitation, and am very excited about this new opportunity. I would like to thank Terveen Gill, and the entire team at MasticadoresIndia, for thinking of me, inviting me to be a regular contributor, and always supporting my work. I am honored.

Here is an excerpt, of the first of two poems that will be published this month at MasticadoresIndia.

may this song be sung

tears are like open wounds
that never lie, on that, we can rely

and, try as we might

we are never truly sure,
only ever, may we relish in the fervor
of yesterday’s delight, pushing us further…

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


Photo by PiotrZakrzewski, Pixabay


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I call to the wind

in times of great distress, I call to the wind,
a friend, and constant companion when times are
grim

less known than before, part of the paradoxical
nature of love and loss,
shown

as part of a life lived

in its myriad fabrics and textures, feeling them with zeal,
I reel, and find a home in all
that’s real…

no hiding, now exposed, raw, vulnerable, and ready
to let go

of the pain, and sorrow, and simply sit in the magnificence
of love in all its shapes, and sizes,
bestowed…


I am at the Oregon coast this weekend, and it is beautiful. The above pic and poem were inspired by my time here, which I always treasure. Growing up by the ocean was a gift, and now living relatively close to the ocean once again fills my heart. Wishing you all a beautifully blessed Sunday, and coming week.


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we kiss time goodbye…

apart, a distance kept, past regret,
and other mysterious combinations of lives lived
instead

the love of a lifetime, and beyond all lifelines,
blossoms, as we touch the sky, with hearts filled with
love and joy

once, we bid adieu, not knowing whether our paths
would cross again, we, two

souls separated by circumstance, now fly high,
transparency by design, seeing each other
for the first time, we rely, and

cross the crowded city center, enter each
others arms, hold close, as the
stars align

and we kiss time goodbye….

In response to the WDYS#106 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.


Image credit; Gennaro Leonardi @ Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #emotion, #heart, #joy, #life, #loss, #love, #poem, #romance, #wdys106