Chicken

music

I turn the lights off

When I listen to the chorus

It’s like playing chicken

With God

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Music is empathic

The way it presses tears

From soul threads

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Every tender refrain

Leaves me redolent

As a newly dispensed sea

A state of saturation

That expedites purity

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Everything I know of love

I’ve scraped

From your bones

Words rich and iron-infused

You are

The unbroken voice within

The illumination

Of a benevolent unknown

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Not much time to write hence the disconnect between the stanzas. I am celebrating Christmas with my little family unit today and then with the in-laws tomorrow.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

Prompt 33 Man vs. Nature

nature

This week’s prompt is Man vs. Nature

You can take that to mean man versus his own nature or man versus the wild. While this prompt could easily illicit a serious intellectual/emotional discussion about man’s destruction of the environment and the need for conservation I believe it could also lend itself to comedy. Have you ever had an interaction with a wild animal? Ever been camping? Hiking? Skinny dipping in what you assumed to be a private lake? As always I leave the interpretation of the prompt to your imagination.

Please read and comment on the other entries

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There is no limit on length of entry

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Prompt 29: Rorshach Test

rorshachHere is the image you will be contemplating for this week’s prompt.

Now usually I would offer you multiple images but this week I want to see how one picture can inspire individuality. As always I accept all types of self-expression so whatever your preferred medium. Remember to read and comment to as many entries as possible =) I have noticed a lot of you routinely leaving feedback for your fellow participants so I would like to thank you for that!

Mercy Snippets

OCEAN

Starfish

My disseminated veins

Extend like the arms

Of a baked starfish

Thirsting for the salt

Of an extroverted mercy

Diversion

I sought compassion

In the sea, in salient tides

That furnish diversion

Secret Garden

I’ve traveled the fathoms

Of a skeletal garden

Searching for the key

That would unlock,

Once and for all,

The crimson doors

Of my ailing mind

Scrutiny

The surface seared

A enigmatic sun stalling

In the hem

Of an empyreal robe

She held me captive

Beneath her scrutiny

I burned, as if a fiend

Held against a cross

That could not bless

Without slaughter

Blog Challenge 23 Dreams

31-day-challenge

For starters I want to continue writing and to pursue it on a more professional level. I never cared one way or the other about publication so I never tried submitting my work to contests or publishing houses. I am still not interested in contests but I do think I would like to say I have written a book. I want an actual paper copy book not just an E-book (there is nothing comparable to the feel of the genuine article). Ideally I would be published by a publishing house but from what I have read poetry is not exactly in demand. In fact many of the publishing houses I researched do not even accept poetry. I have no marketing sense whatever and can’t imagine my self-published book selling more than the copy I would buy lol Which is why I have held out, more research to be done!

My other dream is to start The Brothel of Slaking Intellectual Lusts, a place that caters to cerebral pleasures. In my mind there would be (Counseling/Psychology, Meditation Classes, Debate, Games, Dream Analysis, Biofeedback, Hypnosis, Sex Therapy, Philosophical Discussions and Lectures, Exercise Classes (like yoga and Tai Chi something with a bit more cerebral/spiritual underpinnings), a beautiful none technology enhanced space for people to hang out and talk, Poetry Readings or Journal Sharing, Improvisational or Acting Classes, Clubs, and Friendship Groups and whatever else I think of lol I want this to be a space where people go to relate to each other person, so no cellphones and no computers!!! Running this beast is beyond me but this is a dream. Actually I just want this to exist so I can go there lol