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 Nov 2020
Michelle Morine
I have never walked the sands
of that far away land
Where black clouds might
seep into my soul
Leaving its stain in my thoughts
and its knife buried in my back

This camouflage disguise burned
under my skin

Losing sleep.

Forever a battle in my mind
red vs. blue
Which shade are you?
 May 2020
Michelle Morine
Stealing my soul
forever lost in eternity
locked in place
madness grips me
an enduring fear never ending

A face of stone
the cracks won't show
a river of stars lost
in the night
reasoning with myself
as I melt into nothing.
 Aug 2018
Tahirih Manoo
The path i tread has many unknown particulars

The good choices appear in only perpendiculars

I find at times I get trapped in the luring  circulars

I seek the butterfly but i come across confused caterpillars

The path is flooded with sad, intrusive manipulars

Some are merely spectaculars

Whilst some dare to strike your jugulars

...I wish to find spiritual teachers but I'm surrounded by lost seculars

I peer and search even using my invented binoculars

But this path i tread has very few, calm examplars
A hidden path among all paths
 Apr 2018
Michelle Morine
I wonder
as the wind calls
and the night steals
the blue from the sky
this thunder
I'll sit here alone
in the shadows
I can feel something
rising from within
behind my eyes
then nothing
As familiar ghosts haunt me
I try to find you
you're there
I wonder
I'm not afraid
only a little
yes I wonder
 Mar 2018
Rebecca Evans
Standing alone,
trying to quell
ignorance and insensitivity with
gentle suggestions which
meet resistance

Standing together,
Talking of
Issues while
Gathering wisdom
Makes a way

tall and strong,
independent and empowered,
grasp the god given rights
many try to pry
 Mar 2018
Rebecca Evans
I found a ladybug in a crack, caught, on the floor.
I waited for it to climb onto my hand.
A woman hands me my attorney's phone number.
I offer her the ladybug in exchange, asking her to free it.
So it won't be locked up.
She leaves...

a toilet flushes.
 Mar 2018
Michelle Morine
Destruction follows
my shadow
Failure waits
forming shapes
of your silhouette
deep behind the distance
lying in quicksand
spiting you out
Suffocating in your snare
steal the light
fight this night
fading in
 Mar 2018
Michelle Morine
You radiate past the sun,
blinding sonar waves bleed
into my every thought

Soft rays of you spill across the sky,
blending our consciousness together

as one.
 Jun 2017
Ramin Ara
The ant
Has no time
For sorrow
 May 2017
Tahirih Manoo
You can* falsely call an apple a grape,

           can say the inside is silver and that it’s poisonous,

           can assume that the apple is bitter,

           can paint the apple blue,

           can believe that the apple could make you fly

You can talk about it all you like...

It doesn't change the true nature of the apple now, does it?

                                                                                        - March, 3rd, 2014.  4:29 pm.
 May 2017
Tahirih Manoo
I shut my eyes
                         I hold my breath
Jaws clenched
                         Nervous Mind
I expect a lesson

                    Instead, pull out confusion.
In an unwanted explosion of emotions.

10:57 pm . Monday 9th March, 2015.
 Feb 2017
Michelle Morine
Waking early
too early
I can't sleep right

The mind racing
and pacing in me
too fast

Too fast to slow down
I can't slow down
can't stop this head on collision
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