My

My reflection

Among the lily pads

On the cool clear 

Dawn

Settled into a simple

Charmed life

.

My soul

Resting in the shadow

Of the trees

Embanked 

On the crisp

River

Settled into a charmed

Simple life


Not much to say about this poem. Change and new adventures sit on my horizon and I long for a ‘simple charmed life’. But maybe I already have it?

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AZ

You stole my heart

And gave me a new name

The wide open spaces

To the desert beyond

Fissures and specks of sandy

Dust

Hit my face 

As I watch the thunderstorms

Roll in

.

Far away

Across the horizon 

I see the oldest 

Volcano

.

You change my soul

Into a new creation

Forever I am spellbound

To your rocky plains

Harpy song

That makes me crave

To live again

In your sweltering

Embrace

.

Far Away

Across the horizon

I watch as the Kachinas

Dance in the evening sun


I wrote this as a response to the Tuesday Prompt Challenge over at the Go Dog Go Cafe. We were inspired to Write a poem about a place that inspires you. Instantly, Arizona came to mind. I was able to live there for a month and a half during the summer of 2016. This time was such an incredible experience and I can’t wait to go back and visit again. Honestly, I loved every moment that I was there. This desert place is so different from my hometown that I found myself marveling at the smallest things. I hope you enjoy the poem! Have you ever been to AZ? Do you think you would like to visit? Photo by Robert Murray on Unsplash.

Sing

To sing until your eyes

Are cloudy

With fogged

Emotions

From a time

You can’t remember

Softly

Everything fell into place

And you kissed my fingers

Gently

With only a tune

To say hello

Written

I seemed

To have

Forgotten

The love I found

In writing down

Every penny I could

Share

I seemed to have forgotten

The easiness of the words

How they sooth my soul

No curse

Can last forever

They say

No love

Can last the night

Again

I’ll try

To paint for you

Again I’ll try

Or die

Making things

Many of us like

Making thing

Makin tings

Maken dings

But sometimes we like

Hinding things

Treasures to myself

Keep my creativity under

Wraps

So no one can expect

The worldwind

Of a person

I am becoming

We like making things

I like makin tings

For you to discover me

Friendship…

I didnt say hello

How are you

For many months now

It seems your face has been 

Lost to memory

Where are you

Where am I

Too late I tried to save 

The remaining assemblage of a 

Friendship

Who are you 

Who am I

I apologize for how I have neglected you

I dont really know how to be friends

Because it is hard

To care for everyone

I have built up walls around

Myself

Because I do not want to risk

Getting hurt

Or missing you

I am sorry

That I function 

Like a fourth grader

Pretending to be an adult

It feels as though I have lacked

In my scale

That I arbitrarily assigned to myself

I have judged myself harshly

Because I want to make sure the standard

I set is met so that

I can accept

That maybe

Finally

We are 

Friends

Create

I thought I was creative 

He said 

Im not

Now what can I do

It hurt because

I had thought 

Thoughts were more than

Thoughts

But rather batteries

To my emotional ego 

I thought I was creative

So I am creative

Slowly uncovering the

Dancing mermaid

Living guised

As a two legged 

Nymph

When Gone?

What will become of me after I 

Die?

Where will my loves and dreams

Run?

Will you say your prayers and wish me to

Heaven? 

What will I do after I have been laid in the

Earth?

When my heart beating stops?

Give grace to me Spirit

Amen

Amen

Shalom