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Poem – ” Why A Fly “

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WHY A FLY?

 

I pass the door everyday

open

close

open

close-

4 days gone by-

there it sits,

resting next to the screen door

a fly…

wings spread calmy

even when the days are exceedingly balmy—

 

finally, I touch it’s wing -not a twitch

still it sticks to the door-

my little mummified fly I now call… … …  Mitch!

 

why a fly?

 

 

 

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Poem – ” Walking “

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WALKING
 
 
He’s waiting,
 
He’s looking,
 
He’s watching,
 
He’s finding,
 
the light within himself
 
that secret primordial elf.
 

 
 
 
DOUBLESHOT BONUS POEM
 
 
 
MUSCLE FLUSH
 
 
Cushy seat redux
 
his anger sits elsewhere-
 
places where no one stares
 
muscle flush
 
cushy redux
 
my life in flux.
 
    
Elvis’ 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood 60
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Graceland
Manufacturer Cadillac
Parent company General Motors
Production 1955
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan

 
 
 
Images Courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Poem – “Spheres”

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SPHERES

 

The spheres shifted-

it was about a gift,

karmic debt?

angelic request?

wrapped in earthly love

but at the core a glove

of enlightenment

of opening

from the universe to you

I just carried it-

buried it… … …

I was the messenger

talking the only language you understood-

I leave the shroud of earthly love

on the ground behind me,

by finding a way

I discovered so much more

more  than you who hold tight to everything, will ever know-

 

my spheres have shifted

I have been lifted. 

 

 

 Note, From Wikipedia

Shroud usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets, winding-cloths or winding-sheets, such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are dressed in for burial. Traditionally, burial shrouds are made of white cotton, wool or linen, though any material can be used so long as it is made of natural fibre.

  

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Flash Poem # 8 ” The Wait “

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THE WAIT

 

Alright I’ll wait

but don’t try to slow down my gait

If you come through

We’ll dance until we turn blue

there is a piece of me that will never say die

never tell a lie

about this thing

this feeling

this rose-colored dream

so I accept the fear

I’ll just have another beer

and wait…

 

English – I love you
Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief
Albanian – Te dua
Arabic – Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic – Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian – Yes kez sirumem
Bambara – M’bi feWelsh – ‘Rwy’n dy garu di   
Yiddish – Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba – Mo ni fe
Zazi – Ezhele hezdege
Zuni – Tom ho’ ichema

 

 

 

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Flash Poem # 7 ” Give Me A Clue “

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GIVE ME A CLUE

 

I feel your aura breeze over me

mine, ebbs between your toes, up your back

please don’t give me any flack

are the cards stacked?

 

The dice loaded?

 

Will you be true?

I haven’t a clue.

 

 

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Flash Poem # 6 ” Cardboard Relic “

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CARDBOARD RELIC

They, want you to remain

the same

the crowds the hoards

but they don’t know you were never a cardboard relic

for them to have and hold in collections galore –

something is still in store,

you are flesh and blood

if I might say, quite a stud…

so break out, break free —

I watch with glee!

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Flash Poem #4 ” A Cup Of Tea “

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A CUP OF TEA?

Dreams,

with bloated seams

gleam under

the weight of a golden team –

left to steam…and steam, and rise above my tea cup.

A CUP OF TEA.

Dreams –

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