Crescent

Wrought-iron sentinels
stand side by side,
connected throughout
but for a yawning divide.

Ancient oaks flourish,
their roots grown through cleaves.
The electric rails’ current
moves ‘neath a quilt of leaves.

The archaic and modern
with one another stand
on this soggy crescent-
a sacred and debauched land.

A Cat Named Stew

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Stewie The Cat


Cat
Hair everywhere
Ran away
But it’s still there
Fat cat crying
Hurricane Katrina survivor
Feline PTSD sufferer
Thirty days gone
We thought the dog ate yer
Ran out the door
Always scared of your own shadow
Never been outside before
You were courageous that day though

 

 

 

The State of Being Connected

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A fresh sapling,

young and new,

grows among its ancestral kin.

Their roots join to form

an ancient web of communication,

sharing nutrients through

their communal networks.

Symbiotic relationships,

tree root and fungi combine.

A complex grid exists

beneath the forest floor.

The sapling rises to the light.

Its branches extend toward

the sun’s illumination.

It will struggle to survive

in the dense woods

among its ancestral kin.

The sapling will adapt,

as living things tend to do.

Perhaps it will outlive the rest.

 

Jejune

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Naive and impulsive,

the juvenile

bewitchment reserved for youth-

passion during our salad days.

 

Abandoned chastity,

yearning,

stroke me easy

like a delicate bloom.

 

Lamentation, heartbreak-

puerile grief.

An anguish

that seems not to end.

 

If only we knew,

experience is fundamental.

 

 

 

 

 

Clouds

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Billowy Billows
White Fluffy Pillows
Puffy or Flat
Misty Zeppelins
Blanketing Overhead

Cumulus's Fluff 
Can Make For Wet Weather
Nebulous's Haze 
Makes Visibility Vexing
Stratus's Layers 
Lay Near to the Earth 
Veteran Sailors
Give Nimbostratus Wide Berth

Cumulonimbus's High Thunderheads
Pay Homage to a Norse God
Whose Lightning Bolts 
Evoke Approbation
And Remaining Outdoors
Requires Grave Consideration