erase the moon
shed darkness ‘pon this rotting flesh
erase the moon
send vulture’s wings; take leave — ’cause soon
this famished soul will turn to ash
and still this heart – too bold, too rash
erase the moon

embrace the moon
shed light upon this sullen soul
embrace the moon
come, listen to her silver tune
to cleanse this heart of dust and coal —
your wounded spirit shall be whole
embrace the moon

… two Rondelets – written for dVerse’s ‘Form for All‘-Prompt… thank you so much for the introduction, Tony… this was a real brain teaser – such fun!

Bad Dreams

bright, colored spots
cloud my vision;
knife, twisting in my jaw –
a shadow of the chainsaw
wrecking my brain at night.
neck, stiff and sore;
ibuprofen, my best friend
although you sneak up on me
and stab me in the back,
i will not let you
claw your way back in.

Wishes in Blue

take me away
to distant shores
where waves crash
and the flood
takes my thoughts
to mingle with ocean’s dark blue

take me away
to peaceful beaches
where imprints in the sand
will be washed away –
and not stain my heart forever

take me away
to sweet solitude
where i absorb
the soft sea breeze,
become one
with the moon
and bury my body
in countless grains
to preserve
my innocent childishness

take me away
and i
will forever be grateful
for a moment
of peace.

photo credits: ambersmithblog.blogspot.com

Love (Abstract)

love is not the thought, the deed

love is not in our minds

love is not bound by restrictions and rules

love is not to be shaped, so it may fit one’s beliefs and wishes

love is not to be forced or pretended

love is not money spent

love is not measured in time

love is the blood, rushing through our veins
powerful source.
it is the fuel in us,
driving us to unthinkable heights
or devastating lows.

you cannot deny love,
for it is the essence
of life.
no matter how hard you try.