Referee

The pain of loneliness andeach convinced of its position,To what do I owe this honor?fight of the century.drops of sweat fly in my face.Poignant reminders,Whom do I root for?Should I hope for a draw?on the edge of my seat,I look for the referee.I listen for the bell.Who’s calling this fightThe room is spinning.I can sense …

Can I Be Real?

Can I be realjust for a moment?(If I linger I mightstart hating myselfall over again.)I stand before you,a boyfriend, butnot a partner,appealing toyour kinder side. You reach for me,seemingly annoyedbut not meaningto endangerour entanglement.We wallow inour emotions—they seem to formwho we are whentogether. We don’t know how tobe apart. Fromthe startthere was nothingother than us;no …

A Plea for Mercy at a Poetry Reading

Be patient pleaseas these words stumbleoff my tongue or as they tip-toenervously to the precipice of my lipsnervously to the precipice of my lipsbefore leaping into your lagoon of thought.Listen, these words have traveledlong years through the swollen riversand frenzied trees of a jungle mindbattered by storm. They are wearyas well as wary. As iron …

Hope

The flesh is a beggar, Who comes as a thief; His need is the one That matters Regardless the cost. His damage Cannot be calculated For it is greater Than the sum of Each individual cost. What human weapon Can stand against wiles so great? They defy survival; Desire and instinct Run wild, distorted, distracted. …

Essence

her words were the very breath of spring her voice soft like the flowers of nature her beauty was the very essence of life itself ©2018 littleaprilshower Want to read more from this poet? Here's a link: littleaprilshower

a man of all sorts

He stepped into the sunlight, Squinting, Glad for the freedom, yet Confused about what to do. Life began pushing in Before He was capable of Pushing back. It’s not that he was Young Or inexperienced; rather He skipped maturity, Straight to mid-twenties, Deficient Of the caution and brains That come from participation. His old man …

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