back and forth

sometimes i am a
relentless, untiring,
wave ebbing and
flowing to the
shore, back and
forth, back and
forth.

but today i am
transforming and
evaporating from
the sea to the
sky, yes, i have
surrendered and
turned myself into
a possessive sun.

kindness and
attention are
now my rays that
i won’t let you kiss and
have anymore for
i am tired, tired, tired,

of going back
and forth, back
and forth, without
receiving what i
always give.

love.

07.20.2017
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Still in Storm

inside the dark eye of the strong storm inside
filled with swirling and turning and unending
to do’s,
to make,
to finish,
to see,
to hear,
to read,
to write,
my tired eyes,
my tired mind,
my tired heart,
sssssh.

be still.
be still.

04.25.2017
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In response to dVerse‘s Quadrille #31 by Grace.
Today, write us a postcard poem.
Our word for Quadrille Monday is STILL.  Use it as a noun, adjective, adverb or verb.   You can also combine still with another word like stillness, stillwaters, stillborn, stillrooms, or even standstill.  Our challenge:   please write a poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and including a given word.

dverse

Have Your Ever

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Have you ever felt like a cold stone diving into a chilling tears-made ocean but no one’s noticing?

Have you ever felt like a tight-tied tongue begging to spit words that stung?

Have your ever felt like a hollow shell slowly sinking in sand but no one’s seeing its fading, waving hand?

Have you ever felt like a dried leaf flying helplessly without any chance of rescue from its mother tree?

Have you ever felt like a rain cloud begging to burst all its water because it felt too heavy but it has to bear it until its the right time to bid adieu?

I think I do.

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