Tag Archive: conflict


Over Time

These hands
have toiled,
sweating, rough
and bleeding.

This furnace,
my body, striving
onward, in
day’s searing
heat-
desiring
collapse.

Stiff, brittle
claws, frozen-
these
hands.

Mind,
body,
spirit-
slowed, by
fatigue,
numbing pain.

Siphoned, by
parasitic quotas.
Besieged, by
ruthless taskmasters,
until, day’s
end.

Resting-
from
the labor,
of
the
day.

Five

Dribbling
juicy
yum
watermelon.

I’m 5-
it’s
summer
i like my bike
and
running
laughing
playing
and
swimming!

Water
so
cold-
but NO
I won’t get out!
nu-ugh
can’t make me!
lips shuddering-
out
for a bit.

sticky, Hot
Marshmallows
and the
fire
it’s
so warm-
seepy
AM NOT.
gonna stay up
with Mommy and Daddy.
big now.
the baby is sleeping;
I’m not a baby.

it’s
nice
by the fire
with pookie,
so warm
comfy…
I’m awake!
Mommy’s holding me
telling me a story-

WAILING-
alarming.
I am awake.
five
fades.

Shadows

selfish lovers
with your
stabbing knives and steely grins.
haunting.

I challenge you.

Be
gone.
With your
“tomorrows” that never come,
promises that
never were.

You-
with your
words-
Platitudes-
Thieves of my heart.

Unworthy of the love,
I freely gave,
of me,
I freely gave,
freely-
blindly-
gave.

“More! More!”
you cry.
poured out,
an offering.
My sea, to your-
droplets.

Transition.

I.
defy.
you.

Basking,
with a true
lover.

Eye’s
popping-
strained.
splinters
inside-
churning.
sounds
bouncing
booming
shaking,
stable
walls!
crushing
cowardice-
within…
this…
collapsing
bubble.