Happy

"Good morning, darling," Every day, with sunrise and coffee And with alfalfa for our little lad Playing fetch with cats Watching the...

Object Sonnet: Singer Treadle Machine

I am the needle held without a hand I thrum to anticipate creation My place is here--here to spin and stand Bobbin whirling under foot's...

Dear John (Tolkien)

Dear John I have been dying to tell you How I admire your work, your life, How I want to emulate your way of sailing Of mounting each...

After

After It was after I abandoned my faith that I met the love of my life It was after I disposed of heaven That I found the meaning of rest...

Fireplace

That sound is the air, he tells me, His breath hot against my hair, the licking flames Shedding energy across my frame From Wonderwerk to...

Nuclear Fusion

How the stars webbed over your skin spread light Into my deepest crevasse Where I am riveted at an impasse with the past, Yet here we...

Thyme

Valor calls to valor in these new beginnings We grow and reach and gather, hanging sprigs from the ceiling. The air is bright with it,...

My Wishing Prayer

O sweet soul, cherished, lovable, worthy: I know how deeply go the wounds, I know your demons, How you're barely coping with all your...

A Trifle: Suspended

Upon waking all my senses begin ticking I feel the sleep fever rolling off his body, Hear sneezing from our bun and smell the coffee...

Nutmeg

Warm shade under trees drooping golden flowers into air Heavy with languor, with smiles, with softly brushing hands With the wisdom of...

Dill

Green thoughts of a growing thing Frilled from soil to laced and yellow umbel Merriment in every stem and sprig Although at root 'tis a...

Paprika

Heat and sweet and all that we keep between Our hearts steaming while we go on dreaming Stewing up a life worth living, one enriching...

Starry-Faced (Asterope)

Bright the stars in her smiling eyes, swirling awake Above her sunset cheeks, Lips full of alpenglow and gentle speech Her hair streams,...

Walking Through

The first door opened, taking water with it And out I came through crimson, screaming to breathe What was other than water and still I...

Bride Price

I don't know why But I thought, maybe, there would be a second honeymoon phase One to kind of replace the one she stole With her...

Love Spell

Staring in your eyes, I don't know what to read there As I touch every part of your skin, whispering A litany: "Love, love, love love...

Bachelorette Baptismal

All my sisters gathered on the shore To partake in the unleashing of our spirits Souls swimming in the sea-soaked air And rooting through...

Virgin Whore Dichotomy

The same as has plagued us since the spark of time That women must submit all their desire Unto their lord and master, make him sire Of...

My Dayspring

Cold had grown my life, bitter ice and shorn Pain cloaked it like a gray dusk without morn The long and loveless winter took its callous...

Me Too

The movement isn't over because there's too much left to do The fact you want it buried means you're part of the damn issue With your...

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