Poetry | Now Nowhere

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Photograph by Diedré M Blake, 2018

Cicadas call now,

10,000 steps to nowhere,

“Will I find myself?”

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Poetry | Ambivalence

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Photograph by M. Beddingfield, 2018 (edited by D. Blake)

I stop. This moment

dances on petals–my heart

unfrozen freezes.

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Poetry | Fallen Blossoms

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Blossoms, Diedré M. Blake

Let me hold you now

as sakura blossoms fall,

welcoming spring.

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Poetry | And then…

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Is this what we do?

Try to remember moments

when mortality seemed mythical,

when walking gave way to dancing,

when story, ours, lacked history, and

when…, and when…, and when…

And then realize the futility of the process.

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For the sake of normalcy

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I pour a cup of tea, sip it, delighting in its aroma.

I pack my bag for work, glance at news headlines on my phone, and contemplate dinner.

I prepare lesson plans and life plans, all the while wondering if any of it matters.

I place my keys on a magnetic hook, glance through a new book, and consider leftovers.

Life has become a news stream, a ticker tape parade of banal bits and sordid pieces, that fails to bore or shock anymore: a birthing of and dying in indifference.

I pick up my pillow, hold it close, finding comfort in nostalgia.

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Until Next Time,

D.

 

 

#Poetry | The Door

The Old Blue Door

The door

Doesn’t everything begin a long time ago?

Someone somewhere opened a door.

Someone somewhere locked it.

Someone somewhere knocked loudly,

then softly,

and then no more.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #109-Hope&Up

When Now

Trees will remember

our failures, centuries

passing like seconds.

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