Could be

I hold the weight

Of expectations 

On my chest

Heavy with the

Gravity 

Of all that I hoped

Could be

My mouth is shuttered

Against 

Prolonged

Questions

For I no longer know

Why I feel

Breathe

And wish for 

Things to be

different


Photo by Ben on Unsplash. If you are interested in learning more about the inspiration and background of my work, check out my kofi page.

Promote Yourself Monday, November 23, 2020

Don’t forget to share your work this monday! Check out the other great poets!

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to postonelink to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Winter Morning

I break my fast at dawn

To arrive to a plane

Chilly crisp

Kisses meet my heart

In this frigid air

I walk along

The dry ground

Angels left 

Three months ago

Now the tattered days 

Of life gone by

Sit on the earthen floor

I warm my hands

By the evening fire

Waiting for treetops 

To spring to new life

As the stars light 

My night

I realize I am not alone.


Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash. If you are interested in learning more about the inspiration and background of my work, check out my kofi page.

Submissions Call: Winter-themed poetry and flash fiction

Whispers and Echoes

Whispers and Echoes is now open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “WINTER”. This will be our last submissions call of 2020.

Submission Guidelines

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): snow, frost, ice, Winter Solstice, transition between seasons, cosiness, winter-themed ghost stories, seasonal specific fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, winter on another planet / during a different period of history / how it might be in the future, flash fiction and poetry set in winter…
  • Our usual submissions guidelines apply: flash fiction in 100 words or under, and poetry in 10 lines or less.  The full guidelines can be found here. Please read them before submitting.
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Winter Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 18 November 2020
  • Submissions close: 6 December 2020 or until full
  • Accepted submissions will be posted…

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Late

Humming winds willfully

Remind me

That I missed the train

Forgot the date

And didn’t arrive on time

Those memories of our moments

Showed me

That I remembered the pain 

left too late

And couldn’t call you mine

.

Lift the foggy curse of the past

From my eyes

So that I may be early 

to my next

love


I am finding new prompts to inspire me! Today I used the prompt “late” by Paul Light of Light Motifs. If you are interested in learning more about the inspiration and background of my work, check out my kofi page.

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Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash.

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading.

Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to us and tell us briefly why you think they are special.

We encourage all of you to visit these blogs (or social media pages) and get acquainted with some great new writers. You never know who you might meet. . .

Happy reading!

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Wrangle

you wrangle

this mouthing mother.

smooth and simple

words

calm

electric movements

of my heart,

for the strength

in your arms

never ceases to send

anger away

reviving a romance

that always was.


I have been trying to challenge myself with different prompts! I found Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt and though I should join! This was a fun challenge to edit my prose into 33 words. At first I was sad to edit the original piece down, but I think it actually increaded the strength of the words chosen! If you are interested in learning more about the inspiration and background of my work, check out my kofi page. Photo by Ahmad Odeh on Unsplash

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challengesthat can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on yourown blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt: Write a piece of prose or poetry that uses the words hotel and porcelain skin,

Happy Writing!

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My fairy

Your breath hits my shoulder

I turn back to see

you fade into the shadows

hidden from me

For when will you visit,

my fairy, my sprite?

You changed me

made me

and then you fell

into the night.


This poem is inspired by Sadje’s weekly What Do You See prompt! Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay. If you are interested in learning more about the inspiration and background of my work, check out my kofi page.

Promote Yourself Monday, November 16, 2020

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to postonelink to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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