Author Archives: ShySpark

About ShySpark

I blog, I garden, I eat cheeseburgers, and sometimes I travel. But mostly I just write poetry...

Permission

Permission Mind the minor gaps in memory – traverse across them as dust caught in twilights gaze. Behold regret found in spaces between the light. Take a walk with awareness and embrace time, a gift from an Indian giver. Find … Continue reading

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Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher A tangled web of twine tied round and round and I wound up bound by a hunter who had haunted me set the trap and stalked me through dense forests REM sleep. There is where I set up my … Continue reading

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These Are Strange Times

THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES Cats and cats getting along like republicans and democrats yeah just like that / scratches appear across fingers crossed / keep your arms and legs inside the moving vehicle at all times / it was the … Continue reading

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Meditation

Meditation A cold pond in November, a child of the ocean no ripples, no life. There is only the weight of water on the slow earth. I tried and failed to be there. Instead my mind insisted on this.

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To Whom or What or Where

To Whom or What or Where It’s been low tide for a while. The beach is parched; seagulls searching for salvation from starvation have all moved on. The sky looks vast from this endlessness, immeasurably clear. I cast my questions … Continue reading

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Hatchback Love

Hatchback Love We found each other in the back of your hatchback on the side of some deserted county road. A haze rolled in and cloaked the evening stars. That night my body sank into yours like sugar into melted … Continue reading

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When We Met

When We Met I wanted you to want me. I wanted you to want me like a fever breaking sweat pouring out from every pore. I wanted you to want my time, a clock rewinding to get more. I wanted … Continue reading

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2018-01-24 Why Poetry

I’m in the car this morning navigating the ice rink that is the high school parking lot. I was dodging teenagers and their Pontiacs and late model Cadillacs and somehow maintaining my positive disposition despite my daughters insistance on fighting … Continue reading

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Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic Not too long ago the kids stopped believing So this year all that they will be receiving Are gifts from family and from each other Nothing from Santa for this sister and brother. The Polar Express has lost … Continue reading

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The Deal

The Deal It was a contract carefully crafted, Words eloquently drafted, Drawn up on paper pressed from the flesh Of the twisted dogwood tree. An old soul would smell the sour stench Of splinters ripe with the curse of the … Continue reading

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