My Love Remembers

With the approach of the Winter Solstice, I find myself going through old files, old boxes, old pictures, thinking of the bits of my heart that are no longer physically close to me. I wrote this one after spending some bittersweet moments browsing through photos of my little brother…

“My Love Remembers”

I bled my heart
over a porous stone,
wrapped it in dark moon,
placed it over warm honey,
fresh rosemary, sage
and cinnamon bark…

by stone and moon—spiced
and honeyed—my love
remembers yours.

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for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform
Heart and Honey

Searching for Balance

I’ve always loved wee bits that pack a punch (I wonder if that’s why I like haiku, senryū, and my friend Rommy so much…). Anyhoo, below I’ve shared a trio of senryū (or human haiku) that are based on the characters and setting of “The Darker Fringes”, my latest short story. If you read the story, would you mind letting me know if the poetic trio sounds like a micro review of it to you?

between blood and fire,
a woman at the crossroads—
walking in the dark

a man isn’t always
truth shining in the mirror—
bright murk is layered

darker and brighter,
reality kisses myth—
in search of balance

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for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Micro Poetry
and
Poets United, Poetry Pantry 282

Searching for Balance
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