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Clothes in the Dryer

I tried For a long time Cried A loss of mine Everyday I read the labels and their instructions You and I pulled by cables at first introductions The fabric of my favorite tee shirt Was now less tightly woven than my heart strings We laughed and smiled a flirt […]

Morning Countdown

Lavender Lavender Lavender The smell of her a reminder of how only in memories I will find her Time blurs the images of those times and as I age I grow blinder All life has a destination preset but on a different timer Some countdown on clocks; others in sands […]

The Set Up

It was hard to swallow The words you said “You’re not getting any younger” But how old is not old enough for this to be okay Settling down But My soul is too young Love shouldn’t be just because

Passing

You sigh, waiting I wonder In the day time I dream still asleep under Veil of night I’m Awake in your dreams Ethereal Your memories it seems The way you feel Delicate nebula Passing through my heart Beating supernova Nurse us back to the start When we were alive and […]

Snapshot

If love becomes a chore This job I will love no more Deadlines become dead ends Unfinished work becomes trends The peak of my undoing, the good left undone At the top, a mountain with a view of the sun Daylight pours through the window of my soul My bedroom […]

Dropped my Cassette

The echoes of eternity fade My broken cassette The recording that we made must we go Let voices Disappearing for Cheering dear Endearing backwards Steering Crashing gone are We still Going destination Set did you Forget forgotten are We lacking Memory wandering Wondering repeat Rewind   © The Sad Owl

Be Kind

Be careful, what you say can be profound Caution to the wind where the words lost are found Unknowing, a mystery behold, futures unfold Destiny a stepping stone, virtues of patience and gentleness Dancing feathers buoyantly float; lightheartedness Darkness, some feathers black; calamuses inked heavily Write the words of thanks […]

Love’s Seasons

How we met like this Serendipitous All the colors of autumn Falling around us The last leaves wither It was winter In the blink of an eye You and I Moved like the hands of the clock Seconds seemed precious In the hours we would talk When did it contract […]

Sinking Cities

We reached — Across separate shorelines The same sea divided us Breathing deep We jumped at the same time To swim if we must The waves carried us Further but also closer Away from the shoreline now In turbulent tides I will find you someway somehow We promised deep inside […]

Hanafubuki

Cherry blossoms like honey dribble; continuous fall Light, negligent barefooted walk on beauty Sake too strong Spirits overtake me Winced memories for love of Hiroshima Can I retrace these steps in this blizzard of falling petals   © The Sad Owl