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Apr 21 · 88
The Loveliest One
J Michael Apr 21
Out of the formless void
Shining forth like an asteroid
The shooting star
A wish upon my heart

Edges of a dream
Overlap upon the seams
Staining the world in light
Through the windows of my eyes

I see you
Deeper parts of deeper truth
You see me
Leaning into this gravity

Sifted to find the finer gems
You, most precious among them
And I, stumbled upon
This - The Loveliest One
Apr 17 · 327
J Michael Apr 17
She winked at me...
Through the northern breeze,
Carrying the oil
For the painting I'd breathe.

Climbing the boughs,
I gently waved.
Over stately lines,
Above their leafy train.

My bedded Sun,
Lay behind hill's crest.
Wayward moon pining,
Empathizing with mine.

Before the stars came running,
A counsel to the lonely bodies.
I left that artful canopy.
Smiling, I think,

"She thought of me."
Apr 15 · 166
J Michael Apr 15
Silver-stained clouds
Edges over a waning afternoon
Lost in thoughts, a secure shroud
To sift emotion's swoon

Sighs dripping in confusion
It was a flash of a dream
A mystic, unseen illusion
Yet, more real than everything I see

Clinging to my faith
In the evidence
I am unable to explain
Sanity sparing no expense

I still hear its ring
The soft hum within
Resonating harmonies
From souls of melodic beauty
Apr 13 · 131
J Michael Apr 13
Makes the crawl
Long before the body
The light haze that lifted
Is now a dense, heavy fog

Gently I
Swim down the hall
In awe,
How still the morning,
And still more
Submerged in slumber

Sleep cradles
But soon, a release
Into the thousand pound mist
And crawl
They will crawl
Searching for the day
With her open arms
Apr 12 · 123
The Fox
J Michael Apr 12
“Paul’s dilemma”
A headline of my life
Hidden passions of doing
The things I ought not
While the things I should
Exacerbate a shyness of action
I drain the precious resource
Like a religion I’ve committed
Lord knows my vices
And time as always
A fox beneath the vine
Apr 11 · 157
< T I M E >
J Michael Apr 11
Pessimistic trails,
A mosaic of failure on our backs.
Somehow the chaos formed a pattern,
Thinly veiled by time.

Point between,
Raging forward - endless.
Even so we are hidden inside this gift.
Show us the wonder of it,
Every moment passing
Negating into,

For then,
Unacquainted strangers will
Tie together those soul-fed strands.
Unknown intimacy, love beyond love, shall
Remain a dream for us
Apr 9 · 170
J Michael Apr 9
It’s the depth of things that get me,
How minute the surface is,
yet we bathe in it.
Seldom they glance below,
But I remember being there,
Living each day beneath the choppy foam.
Finding peace from within,
Underneath every breath.

This season,
Aches my heart in pangs.
More than I am able to ignore them,
They ebb and grow like a heart beat.
The elegant rhythm,
Pulling me back.
To the place where I found myself,
where I see you,
And feel you see me.

It’s not the loneliness anymore,
It’s that piece of my soul I miss.
It’s the wonder of transparent minds,
Blending into a tapestry of angelic strokes.
Only we can see, touch, and feel.
The depths are calling from the silence,
As a traveler in the noise,
I long to go,


Apr 9 · 110
Oh well
J Michael Apr 9
Stark silence
Walked with me until,
I saw the entrance gaping
The back of a stare.
Motionless emotion,
I hesitate.
Swimming through the feeling,
I dared to descend.
The helplessness touched me,
So I carried her worry
To wash the guilt
For the nothing I did.
Apr 7 · 68
We All
J Michael Apr 7
We all go,
A pace is rendered to satisfy the goal
Sacrifices offered in exchange
Prizes of wealth, security, and affirmation

We all question,
Scouring within the banter to overcome
Though crippling insecurities peek through
The answer to ourselves is sought in others

We all contend,
The fight to be imagined figures we create
Putting out the fires of failure and loss
Maybe one day, to be this emulated "self"

We all love,
Whether in words or action this reciprocates
To people, places, things, ideas, times-
Love deferred conceives bitterness and hate
Affect to that which will love you in return

Expect disappointment,
Hope for what’s best
We all live, in this beautiful mess
Apr 7 · 82
I thought...
J Michael Apr 7
The sidewalk squares sure make life seem a game
As I watch the headlights filter through the trees
Walking on the dust of this week
Somehow, those upper room lights don't look the same
Apr 7 · 152
J Michael Apr 7
The twinkle in your eye
Passed galaxies beyond our blazing sun
The ball you walk upon
Is suspended in a sea of nothingness
But you still exist, nonetheless

Gaze into my windows
Infinitely vast and small
The universe crescendos
My soul singing along

Between the atoms and the stars
The awe inspiring grandeur of the span
Seems so nice
Beneath the Milky Way scar
Reminding me of who I am and how I'm just a man

As if it were, a breath of air
My life a grain of sand
Infinity made room for me
To have and hold your hand

Will you sing with me?
Our hearts a harmony
The aurora dances in the clouds
Colors of the entire world
Our souls spilling into sound
Apr 7 · 105
Silent Song
J Michael Apr 7
Moments undulate stamping this hue
Syncopated with rushes rolling
My step canters in giddy impromptu
‘Cause the bloom in my arm’s unfolding

Notice too much more and I’ll be
Much exposed, transparent at last
I turn to catch a breath from what I see
Belief escapes quickly from my grasp

But remembrance wakes my mind
Through the swell of violins
That you are for “the one” of mankind
Decided there before life could begin

Maybe’s, yes’s, no’s, I stopped caring
My heart speaks softly, lowly, singing
“You are the one, that I’ve longed for
You are the one, my love is yours”
Apr 7 · 47
J Michael Apr 7
The walls that came down
In ashes, through the siren’s sound
You knew me, and know me now
And still carry pieces of fractured minds

The walls that we live in now
In the daylight, and evening hours
Are rollercoaster highs and lows
Falling between the sky and the earth

Gravity disappears and I hold my breath
All the way down, losing control
And then return to the stars,
crushing my heart to death
So I can once again float above the problems,
Where the air is thin and cold

It’s strange how the most gentle touch can break
How the greatest weight can seem lighter than air
The hardest struggles we face,
are the ones that we create
Why obsess, with nashing teeth,
at a life that never promised to be fair?

I digress, and dream of simpler days
When the day bent on my whim alone,
And my personal perception would flip the coin,
Turning black and white to grey
When I could find my peace of mind,
And also call it home

— The End —