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Showing posts from March, 2012


when the dark presses
scatters like paper
lit on fire

courage rises
and pratfalls
down waxed hospital corridors

soaked in sour wine
blister the tongue

the body a vessel
the soul
a marionette
hijacked, voiceless

help me
if you can
reach me
here i am

Rene~March 2012
for d'Verse Poets

looking glass

look at them
just look at them
oh that beautiful pair

the them, the they
the sum total of
a celestial equation

but who am i
now that i'm alone
by myself

i'm too afraid
to know but...
that i do

i am what i am
a victim
of a time jester's truth

a crone, a nobody
tossed overhead
smashed underfoot

superstition's deathbed bride
seven white candles
burning bright

a puff of breath
a ring of fire
a cracked mirror, mirror

crazed, silent
yet still
i am alive

Rene ~ March 2012

the fixers

who are these calm
anonymous twisters
always busy
with their business
fixing fixes
there and here
tending tightening
every gear

why do they work
so very briskly
wrestling time and
weighty wrenches
is it the sunset
that they fear
or that the end
is never near

Rene - March 2012
For Magpie Tales
Image Credit: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

strange garden

if i only knew
where he went
i'd go and fetch him
throwin' im
over me back
all the way home

is the strangest
a place to blossom
without root
a place for flight
without wings

so easy
to get carried away
talking about the beauty
of where we all end up
instead of living
the most of where we start

Rene ~ March 2012

For Magpie Tales
Image by Uzengia Alexsander Nedic

subliminal shepherd

look into these eyes
these cracked soul windows
locked and fully loaded
with madman promise

all for you, baby
all for you
you just don't know it
not now, not yet

but come tomorrow?
you'll be on your knees
praying for yesterday
just to be the first in line

to stake your claim
to capture the fire
to inspire envy
to breathe the lie

Rene ~ March 2012
For Magpie Tales
Image by Sarolta Ban