A Love That Never Fully Was


sorrow is handwritten

in a cluster on my heart

a blurred hierogram

of a love

that never fully was

the friction between my

faulty perception

of hope

settling its score

with the crisis of reality

grief kindling within me


Written for Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.


2. Cluster

3. Sorrow


5. Hierogram (a sacred symbol, as an emblem, pictograph, or the like.)

6. TTTC stands for Thrown to the Clocks it was too long for the wordle image hence the abbreviation (Overly harsh or unreasonable punishment)

7. Blur

8. Handwritten

9. Friction

10. Crisis

11. Perception

12. Kindle

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.



You have loved me

like the sun loves day

but clouds don’t block

those damn UV rays


so here I sit

as day turns to night

nursing my burns

without your love light


Written for toads for the “no more” prompt.

Wine of Madness

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I shatter

when you open

your heart up to my

soul; your thoughts like skull

candy, sweet and rich as you pour

yourself out for me and more deeply in

to me; stomp grapes of sorrow for joy, bring it

home by the glass, for us to drink as we sit by the

hearth of our love nest built for two, sipping from wine

fermented and trodden under the determined intimacy of

our naked feet, year after year, doing a dance of beloved madness


Written in golden shovel form as described by De’s prompt over at

dVerse Meeting the Bar: the Golden Shovel Form

Here are the rules, in a nutshell:

– Take a line (or lines) from a poem you admire.
– Use each word in the line(s) as an END word in your poem.
– Keep the words from the original line in order. When finished, you will be able to read down the right margin, and have the original chosen line intact.
– Give credit to the poet who wrote the line(s). You may also want to include a link to the original poem, so we can see your inspiration.
– The new poem does not have to be about the same subject matter, but it can be in a similar vein, if you choose. Or not.

I used the following poem by Rumi:

O incomparable Giver of life, cut reason loose at last!
Let it wander grey-eyed from vanity to vanity.
Shatter open my skull, pour in it the wine of madness!
Let me be mad, as You; mad with You, with us.
Beyond the sanity of fools is a burning desert
Where Your sun is whirling in every atom:
Beloved, drag me there, let me roast in Perfection!



Blossom Bliss


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From outside my kitchen

Joy filters


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Written as a tilus for B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond and inspired by Toads instapoetry prompt. We were asked to go to our window, take a photo, and write down a few words about the image.

Photos Mine

Earthquake 101


standing my own ground

and holding my own

while you play games of

‘let’s pull the rug out

from under her feet’

is shaky business

The Story of He & She

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picking up pieces of broken hearts

shattered slowly along the way

fervent failed attempts to love

dull and dusty embers

souls that sparked to life

when first they met

he and she




Written as a nonet for NaPoWriMo where the prompt challenges us to write a poem that tells a story, but with the twist that the poem tells the story backwards with the first line being what actually happened last!



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