liquid heart

I look up, and down
liquid heart

in pools, I drown

waiting for the sun to arise

in my heart

capitulation strong
and armed

with love

and light
a transformation
in kind

with the river, I flow with time

Photo by 12019, Pixabay

Twitter #vss365 prompt word used: liquid. Follow me on Twitter here.

Submissions for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration are still open. Please see the submission details here.

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

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dandelion seed

I sit inside a pool of salt
and sin


into the eyes of dried, and thin
crumbly skin

tired, and looking to the wind

I reminisce.

even when I’d rather not know
the pain, to me

always shows

the effects
of this universal context, deplorable

in times when pain is greatest, and light
like a dandelion seed

when time stops forward progression, looking
for lessons

I await you.

if you’ll show within my heart soon

Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay

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A Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women Event on June 4, A Spillwords Nomination, and A Poem: the me, in you

Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

When I learned last month that Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women was open to submissions from all sexes, I chose to submit two poems written specifically for this wonderful collection.

I am honored to announce that my two poems were accepted. I’m also excited to inform you about a WIH event on June 4.

From the Editor, Gabriela Marie Milton:

On Saturday June 4, at 9 am CT – 10 am ET (USA) join me and Ingrid on Twitter Space for a lively discussion and updates on our anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women. By saving and clicking on the link below you can listen to the discussion even if you do not have a Twitter account. Please share the link with those you think may be interested. I can’t wait to talk to those of you who can attend.

That is 7 am PT (USA) for those on the west coast.  I will be there and hope to see you there too.

Spillwords Press, May Publication of the Month Nomination

I am also honored to announce that my poem, Hidden Inside, was nominated for May Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press. Whereas all of the poems I write have deep meaning to me, this poem is deeper than most.

As some of you know, there was a time when I was disconnected from my intention and all of the gifts that the connection to one’s heart entails.

It’s been a long time since that time, yet emotions still arise from that part of my life, as it was traumatic and very difficult.

It makes the nomination for my poem, Hidden Inside, more profound for me.

I would be honored if you would go here and vote. Voting closes on 5/29. Thank you!

A Poem: the me, in you

splashes of lilac dance across the sky
in tune with my heart denied

as aspects of you

under the suffering moon

and, as it all takes root

I dance across tree limbs
looking for a commonplace to loom

in my quest
to understand the me, in you

Photo by Prawny, Pixabay

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Realization Dawns, Published at Spillwords Press

I am excited to announce that my poem, Realization Dawns, is now available at Spillwords Press. A big thank you to Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for their continued support.

Realization Dawns

Breaking waves,
remind me of
breaking hearts,
in time
with the juxtaposition
of life’s myriad, and
frantically felt…

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

PPhoto by Keith Misner on Unsplash

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