Purified by Love and Ink

I will meet with my gut doctor in a few hours… to discuss the tummy treatment that comes to an end tomorrow (wooohooo!)… and to schedule tests to see if the medications worked like they were supposed to. My symptoms have shown improvement. I’ve been able to eat more things—including ice cream, raw foods, and a little meat—so that’s already good news. Now to see what my innards have to show. Well, to schedule the seeing… Keep your fingers and toes crossed (your eyes, too). 😉

I leave you with 5 of the blackout poems I’ve shared on Instagram and/or Facebook these last few weeks. Although unplanned, I really like the overall motifs embraced by these poems. I love what they say about self, about storms, about words… Which is your favorite, my Wicked Luvs? Why?

“In Her”
In her,
there is a storm
born of change
and of her magic.
In Her

You can be purified by love and ink.

“Touch Your Self”
Touch your self with feeling.
Touch Yourself

I am stories.

In a storm, I found roots.

Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun, 10

Ready for the last Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun until May, my Luvs? This doesn’t mean that there will be no poetry next month. On the contrary, you’ll get 13 full-length poems via Dark Fiction for the Cruellest Month, and 30 poem bits on Instagram and on my Facebook Page. I think I just saw April grin. Yep, the flowery lady sure likes her poesy. 🙂

I have listed the poetic Bits I have shared on Instagram and Facebook, since my publication of “Forgiveness and Memory”. Leave a comment letting me know which Bit you would like to see developed into a haibun, and I shall expand the piece with the most votes. Please make your choice before Monday, March 28th, at 9:13am EDT.

1) Which Bit do you wish me to develop into a Haibun?
2) *optional* Why?

Here is the list, my Wicked Luvs:

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (1)10. “Colors”
My dreams dance in colors.
Do yours?

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (2)9. “Fear”
Fear opened his life to living decay.

8. “Winter Berries”
cloud-juice drenched,
my winter wrinkled berries—
dreaming of spring rain

7. “Creatures”
Strange Creatures:
Shakespeare, Carroll,
readers, unicorns, dragons…
as well as the less familiar
hairy beast, me.

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (3)6. “Booklover”
Books light me up.

5. “Living Threads”
I’ve been weaving my words
for you… Gathering living threads
of smiles, of pain, of discovery, of loss,
of real dreams and dreamed realities…
I’ve been weaving them into a tapestry
of all my love… for you.

4. “Change”
With mind and heart, change the Earth.

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (4)3. “City Bruised”
Chained limb and city bruised,
my will grows through your binds
from spring to winter to spring…

2. “Bliss”
Love is no myth,
he said.
Delight in its pleasures
and you’ll find your bliss.

1. “Blooming in Winter”
They’ve tried to tell her
that there is no blooming
in winter. But she has
the heart of an oak—
she will sprout her leaves
whenever she needs
(when she wants!)
to spring.

Since some of you don’t have Instagram or Facebook, I decided to share the images that go with the poem bits here. What do you think, my Wicked Luvs?