Haiku

Nature opens me

Supernaturalistic

Secrets surfacing

~Em C. 12.14.18

{photo by me}

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Walking in an upside down world

walking in an upside down world

deceptive calm before the storm

pregnant sky’s belly roiling

the fish seek their holes

.

time chokes on repeat

a skip in the record of space

passing smiles born to defeat

feet run a going-nowhere pace

.

tick but no tock

wait until it opens wide

catching on the devil’s hook

nowhere to run,
nowhere to hide

~ Em C. 12.14.18

 

{photo by me}

To ask the world

To ask the world:
is love too much to ask?

has hate defined our past
so much that we forgot
human is human
is human?

the skin, religion, gender we wear
clothe red hearts that beat the same

that cry and grieve the same
that hope and fear the same
that love and die
the same…
with a kiss, a last gasp

and here we are fighting. 
for what?

aren’t we
neighbors on this big rock?
under the same sky,
wishing on the same
stars light, stars bright?

how i wish someday

peace would prevail;
one vote
at a time.

~ Em C.
12.12.18

What is a night without a kiss

what is a night without a kiss
the touch of skin withdrawn
an empty half untended
an unwrinkled pillow sham

dreams provide the company
to live amongst the realms
where anything is possible
where anyone offers arms

what is this life without a love
a station for thine heart
walking with a frozen hand
unanchored in roaming earth

what is a night without a kiss
a coldness in lonely home
as time grows old in raindrops
and wrinkles unchecked grow

~ Em C. 12.11.18

Retrospective

retrospective gazing
at a life’s night that lost
itself in parchment phases,
my head

turned your memory
into wormhole scrapbooks
mocking long-lost destiny,
lessons learned one-by-one
in glue stick plastering,
mapping glossy mistakes
in page-numbered time,

the cold sorcery of pictures
posted in behind-the-back
finger-crossing finery,
dressing up camera ready
fragile smiles
with never-to-be dreams,
soon cracked to shattered bits
by the hammer
of reality

~ Emily C.
12.8.18