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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Opinion – TakeAKnee – A Great Way to Take a Stand

I was a student who wouldn’t say the pledge of allegiance in school. I’d still stand, but wouldn’t put my hand on my heart, or actually say the words. Not only did the words “under God” not sit with me too well, but I knew

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30 Poems in 30 Days #20 – Deafening

Can you hear it? Of course you can’t If you could bare it You still wouldn’t It’s so painful Beyond imagination Endless Calling hungry ghosts from the darkness It sounds when you least desire it Silences when you most want it It is beyond you

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30 Poems in 30 Days #17 – Wild

It is the power of flesh The seduction Of its form That draws your breath Whispers of blond Flutter in the shallow breeze Hazel lakes Glitter in the warm sunlight You sink into the moment Are lost In the wild

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30 Poems in 30 Days #16 – Numbers

Numb They are counted off Singular One at a time Identities lost To the most basic algebra Their skin blends Hair falls to the ground Eyes close Shadows fade We count the dead Writing them into the ledger of history

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30 Poems in 30 Days #15 – Unwelcome Guest

An empty knock On the hollow door Echos bounce In empty halls Unsettled dust Shifts restlessly Upon forgotten banisters Remembering hands That once trailed there Pale sunlight Greyed by age Drips Onto rotting floorboards Ages end New ones begin In this empty castle The door

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30 Poems in 30 Days #14 – Lost

It’s a queer wandering This journey I’m on Traveling entire universes While sitting behind a desk The shadows’ chase My constant fear I travel alone Though surrounded by others It doesn’t work Does it? Whatever you try It’s impossible to become it Entire cities crumble