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“A Glimpse of a Ghost”

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He died tomorrow
The last conversation
To be only imagined
In my mind
Fool-hearted crush
Long since past
That naive soul
Just a whispered tale
I barely shudder to hear now
So loud the memories
Deafening my ears.
This bedroom window
Still gazing scenes
Well before and after
He entered my dreams.
Of the finer points
Life’s lust for loneliness
We would discuss
Perhaps even agree
Noting landscapes change
When we remain the same
As my attempt at wit
Amid his dash to flee
The hush of his escape
No more to irritate me.
Half uttered goodbye
Coffee in his hand
Off that downtown street
As it was always to be.
I open my book
A slight sigh
Heartened by the mystique
Of he.
You see
A conversation
Was never meant to be.

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Ode to Summer

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The wind stirs
Over barren fields
Hinting at life
Far from here
Awash with rust
Its taste, its smell, its sight
Burning our desire
To be faithful animals
Working this hard ground
And so the air that sways us
Carries us on
Past autumn and winter chill
Trudging along bleak paths
While longing to swim in salted water
Wishing for nothing but dripping sweat
To cleanse these old wounds
Crusted over with regret
Until we reach our healing sun
Where amidst summer’s sweet dusk
We lay down our lust
Over and Over and Over
Passion unbridled
Cooled by nothing but dew
We swaddle in nature’s lush green
Falling soundly asleep
To the creek’s whispering hush
Where only the firefly’s blinking light
Finds us entangled in our dreams.

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On Forbidden Love

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Was not solely yours
I feasted on melancholy
And the hinted sound of closing doors
Doors so suddenly opened
Blazing light upon my eyes
Awakening me to thoughts and needs
Those precious ones
So carefully left behind
I understand the reasons
And fleeing from the risks
Sequestering passion
For it makes the others sick
I turn to the cloak of solitude
Suiting up for another ride
Far away from you
-Gentle One-
The universe commands us to hide.

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“The Careless Caretaker”

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“The Careless Caretaker”

I dream of days
Far from here
Without anxious whispers
A place of stilled fear
Where night sounds
Are numbingly boisterous
And commitment and care
No longer taint what’s joyous
A rattled nerve
An eternal sigh
A sleepless night
Fraught with frightful sight
To be floating
Here and there
The constant caretaker
Finally free of care.

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“Life on the Sidelines”

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“Life on the Sidelines”

What draws us in
Yet, we flee
Crushing sounds
Of our falling dreams
No comfort in darting glances
As we strike unreadable stances
Cloaked in shyness
There is no warmth
Dragging mantles of loneliness
For our only support
And there lies our peace of mind
Sending solace to life lived
On the sidelines.

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Birthday Dreams

Where birthday dreams
Are laid to rest
Tucked away
With other regrets

Times of sailing seas
And icy clouds
Forbidden now
Chained to barren ground

As the sun sets
Over frozen nests
Not even a hawk’s screech
Pesters my sleep

Under these foreboding trees
I rise to my knees
And watch the waning dusk
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