unexpected rainbows July 28, 2010
Apples in May July 10, 2010
Small and petulant,
Barely more than a whisper,
Inaudible, but to the branch that bears it, the bud begins to stir.
Ignorant and uncaring
Oblivious, if you will, to the cacophony that awaits it.
Time hurtles past.
Bursting forth, light explodes, senses overwhelmed.
Nothing can hide from the awakening chaos,
Nowhere to go.
Others try, shrivel to dust, spent.
They are the lucky ones.
Many more fall to the darkness below.
Captivated by the creeping mass.
Still others, blossoming; fluorishing; perfecting.
Eyes fixed on the prize,
Nebulous dreams, whispy nightmares.
Golden morning, time to pick you.
Take a bite, appetite for spring’s first taste swelling.
Juicy, yes, but not what I would expect for one so new.
Savoury, no, not at all…
Alas, for a certainty, yet not without merit.
Nourishment, at least.
It is what drives us onward.
I Was, Once July 6, 2010
Old beams, silver-grey’d with time
The trails of long-dead worms etched across their surface
Lifted into place – heave! Heave!
Carefully aligned, then
Settling down with a sigh
To be functional for generations
Then to be useless
Then to wait … to wait …
For someone to sit,
To pause from the noise of life and hear
“I was, once…” whispered through the dust
I was, once. June 29, 2010
There was a time when I was…
Worthy of more than just your scorn.
Valued more than your grandmother’s faded linens.
Someone who had something to say.
Now I sit and wonder what it all means.
Why the earth seems to revolve without care for me?
What does a man measure his worth by?
A faded photograph of you, collecting dust, shoved in a drawer
Under a silk bandana.
Yours, I think.
I mattered to you, didn’t I?
I was, once.
Worth June 28, 2010
never getting in the way
of the sun.
you found me.
GIVING SHAPE TO April 29, 2010
This week’s delicious phrase
sparked a sand art memory
of Kseniya Simonova—
—artiste and creator
giving shape to
scenes of love, peace
war … loss
longing … tears
nothing else matters
for more sand art inspiration
watch these YouTube clips
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