Archive | January, 2016

Listening Face

18 Jan

I’m trying to keep my listening face
From showing how I feel
Emotions under the skin-covered space
Churn and whirl and reel

I wonder if I simply told the truth
Would you even hear?
Would my words strike you as uncouth?
Would you recoil in fear?

And as I stand here, still listening
Thoughts run through my head
The spittle on your lips is glistening
And I’m afraid I’ve lost the thread

 

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Catholic Guilt

15 Jan

My dark desires
Filthy mouth
And dirty deeds (potential)
Expunged
Exorcised
By instruction (torrential)

O’ moral code
Where would I be
Without your guiding light?
Happier?
Disenthralled?
Or knee-deep in shite?

Morning person

6 Jan

Glittery in morning
with the early sun
bouncing out of bed
irritating ev’ryone

Shimmery at noontime
helped along by lunch
peanut butter sandwich
packs a power punch

Dimmer in the evening
barely luminous
impatient of little ones
causing such a fuss

Ditchwater at night
spent and craving bed
haunted by night owls
Twit twooing in my head

In answer to Poet Rummager’s question

In the Absence of Moonlight

5 Jan

My beam sweeps the night
As chittering, fluttering things
Laugh beyond its light
While I search for you
Blackness infinite
Overwhelms me with despair
To think that I might
Not see you again

05/01/2016