A Touch

A touch – it has a language of its own. One touch conveys friendship with a handshake, The other anger with a slap on the face. A touch coveys trust With a tiny clasp around your finger, And yet another, comfort When grief weighs down your shoulders. And one touch is all it takes To…

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Air, Water, Earth

Water, slick like oil, Glistens like molten gold. Snaking into cracks, crevasses, Creeping into the stoic earth. She trills along moss-kissed stones Flounders into a bay, And untroubled by sludgy sands of the delta, To her sister, Earth, she says – You may be solid and I may be slow, But behold! I’m just as mighty as…

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Sandcastle

Wait for me In the morning dew, Wait for me Under the noon sun. Wait when I’ve sung The last song of eventide, Wait when the rain Bids us hide. Wait when winter Like mourning sighs, Wait when spring teeters Into summer bright. Wait for me, lover, Wait for me to fall again; Wait for…

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Two Poems

Friends on Facebook I remember the time when I was a kid Playing around until the sun had hid, A bunch of buddies whom I’d call friends Running with them was a day well spent. Met some at school, some in college, Each was different in their set of knowledge. Each grew up, each grew…

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This Is How I Love You

I hear the silences in your screams. I see your nightmares In your sweetest dreams. I see your depravities And hidden beneath them, your insecurities. And I see you put on your masks To hide the keening ghosts of your past. But oh my wretched darling, believe me I love you more when you’re all…

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Yarn

A ball of yarn Maybe but only A ball of yarn to you. That unassuming orb of Dyed sheep hair Represents possibilities to others. Possibilities – Of being a warm reminder Of mothers arms to a mewling babe. Of being a comforting presence Around a lovesick lover’s neck. Of being a quirky bric-a-brac In a…

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