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Perception of Rain

The dark clouds roll over a town as everyone waits for the clear skies to return. Photo from
November 2, 2020

Perception of Rain    The Sky remains an interesting thing One day it is blue The next it’s grey When the sky is blue Everyone stays out to play   The sky remains quiet  Listening...

christmas carol

 A blurred christmas tree taken to represent the blurred feelings conveyed in the poem. Photo by: Sydney Jarrard.
October 28, 2020

after everything, i kept the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on my nightstand for weeks.   it haunted me, reminded me of everything i lost and everything i wanted to have.   i...


Our minds must evolve as society progresses, or we are doomed as a species.
September 29, 2020

Every evolution is a revolution of the brain Voices morph together, collective volume of the strain Offer up our hands, constructed through the construct of time Like fractured pieces of prehistoric...


 For even in my dreams, I always find my way back to you.
September 28, 2020

I never worried when I would see you again.  although the fear of the world tearing us apart kept me awake, I never worried when I would see you again.  even through the heartaches.   you’re...

Deep Ends

Oh, what power words are blessed with,
Capable of saving a life. (Photo from Pinterest)
March 23, 2020

Oh, how I longed to exist unapologetically To step onto the cold grass, barefoot To see what lies beneath the word: “me” However, what I found cannot be simply put; But I will try my best...

The Perfect White Christmas

Inches of snow on the perfect Christmas day.
Photo taken by: Mayah Talbot
December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of...

I Am

I am from shivering cold winters,where the snowmen towered over me
and the conifers grazed the sky.
December 16, 2019

I am from shivering cold winters, Where the snowmen towered over me And the conifers grazed the sky. I am from puffy jackets And too many layers of mittens and socks To keep me warm.   I...

It Was All Pretend

December 16, 2019

Full of hardships, and misfortunes, It's hard just to face It shouldn't even matter but the memories are hard to erase   Our friendship became a disaster Everything I knew is gone You’ve...

Dear Love

How can you love and hate? Photo credit: Pinterest
December 16, 2019

Dear love,  How can you love and Hate?    you love to hate don’t you?   don’t worry though, i already knew.   Hate is an ugly person.    he is aggressive   he...

Icy Blue

Winter brings the Icy blue, along with the chilling cold and the powdery snow. Photo by Google.
December 13, 2019

Icy Blue, like your eyes Snow drifts Down       Down             Down Until it kisses the Earth Melting in the remnant heat Of a Summer trapped Frozen in the roots...


Maps can be metaphorical in several ways. One can track time, memories, places, and so many other entities with a simple piece of paper.
December 7, 2016

It is common knowledge to use a map when one is lost, but our map is lost itself.   Scribbles on several pages, and the pages spread across the floor, old paper torn at the edges.   Some...

The Things We Were Told

“Though you may drift far from where you came, Go as far as you may need, As long as you remember to come back home.”
November 7, 2016

At 4 am, When it's too late to go back to sleep, And it's too early to start the day, Remember the things you were told   Remember that your mother Called you pumpkin and peach With...

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