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Merlie T Nov 7
The sky cries
While the sun shines behind
Is it you up in Heaven
Grieving us so?
Nov 7 · 238
Song of Sorrow
Merlie T Nov 7
The sky is crying
Gentle tears
While a song of sorrow
Sorrow and yearning
Sings from my spirit
Oct 6 · 154
Sisters
Merlie T Oct 6
To run as children
Joyous laughs
Fields of green
Surrounded by trees

To slap so vile
Rage and rage and rage

To love and know so deeply
A world only we know
A bond only we hold

Everything in me
Is also in you
To share so much of who we are
How can that be separated?
Oct 6 · 138
If only and someday
Merlie T Oct 6
I lift my head up from the bow
A risk to take just yet
Iron caves have rusted
Surround and keep me warm
To leave here now frightens me so
But to stay will do the same
Years and year so dream to return
Forever I sorley yearn
To speak you and to find you
Is the only vision I can see
Your hand reached out to mine
So calmly and serene
To step over that threshold
Into the safety of always
Where we dance in memories past
Laugh as we always have
Oct 6 · 594
I Love You
Merlie T Oct 6
One thing I never expected from this world
was to lose you
A constant and an always
With you gone I'm not so sure that I am here
Not all of me at least
I've never wished to return to the past
Now it's all I could ever dream
Cruel joke to have the memories, but no you
We will miss you for the rest of time
All the love you had to leave behind..
I'm so sorry
I love you so much
Oct 6 · 210
Missing you.
Merlie T Oct 6
The hot lump
Returns
To my chest
Swelling
As I miss you
Oct 6 · 339
To my sister
Merlie T Oct 6
I feel her spirit in the air
I see her in the light reflected against the trees
In the curvature of the shadow on a leaf
The wind I breathe carries her into me
Now a part of everything
Oct 6 · 134
Grief
Merlie T Oct 6
Moment to moment
Hour to hour
Day to day
The rest of a lifetime.
A bouquet of flowers
from a passer by
extends this moment to an hour
Hopefully longer soon
Aug 29 · 281
I want to crawl inside
Merlie T Aug 29
I want to crawl inside
The crevice of the tree
Tiny and curled
Away from the world
Away from all of this.
Safe inside this hollow tree
Dark and comforted
A little cold
Breeze to blow in through the crease
Yes, here is where I'll stay awhile
Maybe forever,
I'm not sure
Aug 5 · 254
Brown Eye'd Boy
Merlie T Aug 5
Sweet, brown eye'd boy
Curls of black hair
loose round my finger tips
Warm, golden hands
hold the small of my back
Your smile
shy and stunning
fills me with the sun
Jul 26 · 372
Water Falls
Merlie T Jul 26
Water falls as you wash me
wrapped between your legs
Your arms over and around me
Gentle and loving
as they were moments ago
in a bed where we groaned and touched and tangled
loving safely and connected
Budding trust and blooming bonds
growing closer and closer together
Merlie T Jul 26
Waiting for the paint to dry
I want to start a fresh page
but if I do not give this one its time
it will bleed on to the next
It will lose parts of itself and
imprint where it does not belong
Patience is a virtue, perhaps this is why
Jul 26 · 162
Lion
Merlie T Jul 26
I see a lion
through the rose petals
in the bushes
his mane forms and rests
The wind blows
and I can hear
his roar
revealing a pink tongue
The gold of his body
blends into the gold of the grass
It glistens and it shines
I see his power
It is mine.
Merlie T Jul 26
dark blue
wisps of white
endless rolls
on the way down south
deep mounds meet
the land to the sky
stars sparkle
such silence
wind blows
Jul 26 · 275
A comforting sun
Merlie T Jul 26
vibrant green field
so bright the grass
appears almost yellow
A comforting sun
shines upon it all
encasing it in Heaven
Jul 26 · 335
My Elephant Teapot
Merlie T Jul 26
The pink roses
inside my white elephant
tea *** are Gorgeous.
The petals against the porcelain
a true work of art.
Jul 26 · 52
A Poem of Hope
Merlie T Jul 26
A poem of hope
for when you feel you have to smoke
when mom's words rip and hurt
when you see the ground 9 floors below
and wish to hit it swiftly

No one to let go
has ever landed without regret
to stay here seated now is the safest bet

But the moon is round
and gold and big
If I reach real far, will I get to it?

The answer is no, and that is OK.
You're here on Earth where you're meant to stay.
Jul 26 · 378
Looking to the East
Merlie T Jul 26
soft, gentle sway
a dance at the tip tops
of all the trees
takes my hand
and carries me
up into the sky
over vast mountains
so tall
the sadness which
propelled me
over a lifetime
so long
holds me now
in the sweetest arms
soaring me on
into forever
hot pink clouds
meet with mountain peaks
always is all I see
Jul 26 · 178
Senses
Merlie T Jul 26
Gaze rests upon
red, red roses
encased in a purple vase
Hear warm, safe voices
A melody carried along
Words of affirmation, love, trust
Wind kisses
flowing through window
wrapped in its arms
tossed away
Merlie T Jul 26
She's an empty canvas
under sheets of red
Her legs spread out before me
as her body lay still
Merlie T Jul 26
To love with the heart wide open
The true point of existence
To live and really live
The skin splayed fresh
Vulnerable beings
Taking in every drop, ounce, molecule
All the pain, all the heartache
All the fear just for a small chance
at a glisten of hope
Jul 26 · 179
I long to
Merlie T Jul 26
I long to share this with you
To crawl into your arms
and bloom. Your love.
Open my petals
Don't pluck me from my sepals
Water me, don't hurt..
Merlie T Jul 26
I need not use full sentences
I cannot if I want to express
The structure confines, represses, degrades
the integrity of the cries
Help me speak
My throat, mouth too dry
so dry, I do not have tears

Salt crystalized and formed the rock
mounds glowing orange
in the dessert sunset
my spirit rests, crushed to rubble
like ash
Jul 26 · 167
The Hydrangeas Died
Merlie T Jul 26
The Hydrangeas died shortly
after finding their home
among the Orange and Yellow
Flowers

I'm sorry I say I say
I should have left you
where I found you

Selfish to pluck the beauty from the vine.
Jul 26 · 252
Orange Flowers
Merlie T Jul 26
Rage flows through
A flower so orange
Gentle harmony
from years long gone
I know its me
but I know its this
The mind is a cruel friend
Jul 26 · 280
I kissed it hard
Merlie T Jul 26
I felt a rush of joy and love
as I read my dad's hand writing
in a note written to my mother
I kissed it hard,
excited
and quickly grabbed his box
of ashes and
kissed it harder
I told him I loved him
and felt his bones
shaking against the wood
Beautiful and disturbing
Life in a nutshell
Jul 26 · 165
Diagnosis
Merlie T Jul 26
The mind so powerful
I wish it not to
wash me away
as though I were
Algae
along the shore
Journey'd to the sand
only to be
scooped up, ****** and tossed
right back into the
watery world
Jul 26 · 119
Washington Park
Merlie T Jul 26
In the sunlight of Washington park
I write
Gold flicks and reflects
along my hair
My skin hot from rays
of warmth
over a prolonged moment
of peace
Merlie T Jun 8
Each time I return to the market
I bring home with me
two bouquets of fresh flowers
to fill a vase found long ago
in childhood with my loved ones in Mexico
Another
from a shop near by, once meant for tea
A porcelain elephant
now holds cold water for fresh flowers
Jun 8 · 370
Green Aventurine
Merlie T Jun 8
Vibrant greens dazzle
like Aventurine
to remind me
opportunities await
outside in the air
love, kindness, pain wind
all call my name
in the brush petals sway
side to side
I am carried away
into the bright
white light
Jun 8 · 50
Oh the Joy
Merlie T Jun 8
Oh the joy of days renew
The sun and singing
with hands clasped together..oh!
The first time in so long
so so long..
Jun 8 · 69
Go now
Merlie T Jun 8
Carried along the wings of the wind
The spirit sings
a song so pure and true
all the love in the world goes with it then
Jun 8 · 213
Heaven
Merlie T Jun 8
I see Heaven in the clouds
its entry revealed
in the way light
reflects with the sun
Jun 8 · 131
Poem for Hazel
Merlie T Jun 8
I'll love her forever
and one day i'll let her go
with grace.    Or, maybe
she'll let me go with grace

Either way
we'll love each other always.
For my sweet, sweet kitty, Hazel Nutmeg Squirrel
Jun 8 · 511
Cosmic Love
Merlie T Jun 8
Through many moods and moons
I've felt the heart of your soul
moving me like clouds through the sky
A guiding wind to journey back and forth
Love me always through the bluest nights,
like stars shining in the desert.
Ever-long...Ever-lone....
Bright light backdrops the most immense gray as I dream
of you and you and only you forever among the cosmos
Merlie T Jun 8
I dance with the tree outside my window
We face each other,
our branches reach out in an arc to meet
The breeze keeps tempo
We sway
The leaves shimmer and shine,
sending their good graces to the music.
A warm voice holds us
both    encased in a moment of decadent peace
Jun 8 · 475
A morning in April
Merlie T Jun 8
Peppermint tea
licks my lips
Morning in April
a sky so blue
Jun 7 · 205
Sitting on the Earth
Merlie T Jun 7
The mounds of my sit bones
press firmly into the soil
Grass dampens me with mud-
moist from the water
just a few more feet down
Jun 7 · 175
Distant Chatter
Merlie T Jun 7
Its only distant chatter
The pieces are all scattered
If you told me last year
we would all be here

The mountains have lost me again, its true. Washed upon the river, its edge held me close.
Thinking of the ones who
I miss most
Jun 7 · 126
I'll Choose
Merlie T Jun 7
I'll choose
this spot
right here.
Its mighty nice
A cool wind blowing
Chirps make up
white noise.
A field of grass
Sun streams and endless blue

I am famished.
Enjoying a beautiful day in nature
Jun 7 · 86
Untitled
Merlie T Jun 7
Stationary.

    On a wave   cascading
     through time
and space and,
     love..

Eyes Shut Wide
     A grasp as hands
     part..
Inhales as    lips
    press.
Jun 7 · 131
The Desert
Merlie T Jun 7
I feel the essence of the desert
its cool, damp heat
in spaces of mud
Hot, dry sediment and shrubs
a sky of purples, pinks and blues
The wind blowing through
scattering bits of rock and sand
Jun 7 · 154
I remember you
Merlie T Jun 7
I remember you outside
in the cool breeze    in the sunshine
dust, dirt, sweat
inviting green grass
freedom, joy
blue sky      clear   and   endless
energy and people
I remember you these ways
Jun 7 · 103
drunk with a joint
Merlie T Jun 7
Drunk mit dem joint,
forcing myself to write
Listening to songs I know
work me up
Feeling their message deep
I wouldn't feel
this way if it were another time
Feb 11 · 144
Blind for the Sun
Merlie T Feb 11
If I must go blind
to stare into the sun,
SO be it.
I'll squint my eyes,
making rainbows with my lashes
Feb 11 · 56
You don't have to
Merlie T Feb 11
You don't have to go,
do all those things.
You can simply be.
Breathe in your air.
Exist in your home.
The rest of the world will always be there.
Take it at your pace.
No one is waiting on you.
Merlie T Feb 11
Sunlight
reflects
on
the river
vibrating
back
and forth
my eyes
follow
as
best
they can
Feb 8 · 54
The Sun Will Shine
Merlie T Feb 8
The sun will shine
tomorrow anew
Through green grass
so tall, as mountains
The rays of light appear like
rain water
dropped fresh from the vine
Diamonds forming reflections
of an entire world
in one small glisten
Merlie T Feb 8
Tonight the Trees Dance

with Strength

from the Wind

to Pull and Sway

Against the Rain
Merlie T Feb 8
I see the leaves     waving
at me  

I feel the sun's warmth    giving me a   kiss

I take a drink
                           from the hydrating wind
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