3 days ago

I'm not one for words
and yet, your words are wanted
Actions are louder.


his beady eyes track me down from across the motel parking lot,
making a perfect triangle between
me, you, and the car that stands as the only means of escape
the motel is humid, dumpy
it is clear a young lady from suburbia Georgia does not belong in these neck of the woods
he knows that.
on me like moths to a flame,
but more viciously
an aggressive beast in the early hours of dusk
(this is where I see the primitive side of men- the man attacks, while I am still deciding to fight or flight)
I can choose to keep walking, disregard his uncivil pursuits
but I was Orpheus in the fire pits of Hades' fortress
this only provoked him more
licking his lips, he was on me
Mom can you hear me?
Mom I don't know where I am and
and it's so cold
I can't feel my legs, I don't know what's between them anymore
I'm bruised, I'm bleeding
No, I don't know where I am
it's all
and we're moving
The stars don't shine here, it is all rough and concrete slums
I can't find our northern light to find home
no, there is no batman sign projected in the sky to assure me I will be located soon
Mom, the night is endless
If I am not in this realm anymore, you know who took me out of it
I can only hope you can find my empty shell that once held my spirit and energy
i'm by the grasses,
I spoke to the night owls through the screams that startled them
but they were not too upset, I would only feed them later on
my fingers are holding onto the grass like a tiny blade of green can support my 119 pound body
i'm in a shallow area, I just want it to be morning
Mom, I wish I was a kid again
because mom, look at who I am now?
who the fuck have I become?
my face swollen, chopped into bits, the literal, physical definition of scatter brained
and i'm sorry you had to read about it in next week's paper
you couldn't catch me in time- tag i'm it
but the line was cut short,
phone connection dropped
and now i'm gone.

shallow graves for shallow ladies
Renée Brookes
Renée Brookes
3 days ago

Hey, wakey wakey!
You have a job to tend to,
Didn't you hear me?

Haiku #3 / Inspiration: My lazy ass .
#haiku   #sleep   #morning   #work  
4 days ago

If we're not fated
to be in this life, then I'll
meet you in the next.

Eyes pickled and raw,
we have wasted undo hours
stealing sleep like thieves.

#short   #haiku  
4 days ago

Celestial being.
Gossamer wings envelope.
Light permeates soul

2-20-17 (C)

I heard the phrase "celestial being" and was inspired to write this Haiku, which is 17 syllables: 5, 7, 5 if you pronounce "celestial" in 3 syllables. I believe both pronunciations are acceptable. I'm strict on myself for following the rules when writing a specific type of poem.

Thanks for reading! K:)
#haiku   #angel   #guardian  
Renée Brookes
Renée Brookes
4 days ago

The mirrors fog white;
her skin immersed in droplets,
wills me to succumb.

Haiku #2 / Inspiration: shower water .
#haiku   #lust   #water  
Lance McDonald
Lance McDonald
4 days ago

The star no one sees
No one sees her potential
She shines through the night

Poem for Emily. ^_^ If you would like to hear this haiku in my voice, check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/aCe8slvJjXg
Ali Qureshi
Ali Qureshi
4 days ago

An eternity
Yearning for your warm embrace
Loneliness prevails

#love   #poem   #poetry   #sad   #life   #lonely   #haiku   #loneliness  
4 days ago

sixty in winter
bananas cover the roof
its all possible

no, seriously
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