Scenes, In Pieces

I started writing some very short vignette-poems with a specific theme in mind: a pariah moving in and out of time, from scene to scene, unable to participate and forced to witness. Here are the first three scenes: #1: Watching shards of twilight fall, Sands through an ebon hourglass Destined to brush dusty tears away,…

Quickies: 2/28/12

Please go read the entire article by Frank Rich: Whitewashing Gay History–“Full equality for gay Americans is nowhere near at hand. One of America’s two major political parties is still hell-bent on thwarting and even rolling back gay rights much as Goldwater Republicans and Dixie Democrats (on their way to joining the GOP) resisted civil-rights…

Poet Share’s WEEKLY UPDATE

WEEKLY UPDATE. Our Weekly Featured Poem is Sweetened Lake of Peace by Isobelle Weekly Prompt #58: Ends June 1, 2011 “Shadows” With varied meanings to different people, in poetry, this week we’d like you to share your perception of “shadows”.

With My eyes

With My Eyes If you could see with my eyes how the light precedes the dark, How only twilight separates the treetops from the stars, The yard around me only lit by soft white christmas lights– You’d wonder how you’d lived so long without these kinds of nights. If you could hear what I hear…

Counted Blessings

Stunned with disbelief at what she said, Time stood frozen, momentary strife, A thousand fractured futures in his head. Words not meant to cut still flash a knife, Trading childish dreams for childhood plans, Blinking comprehension–fragile life— Sees her single tear, her shaking hands, Knows the silence weighs on her like bricks, Thinks of her,…