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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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#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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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 Sizzle&Sleek

Yesterday and Today

I walked three miles

under a red umbrella,

shading summer’s heat.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust

Blueberry Pie

There are certain things

that remain storybook art.

I have yet to taste.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

Through Layers

Where is my voice now?

Buried in the yard, howling

through layers of dirt.

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Poetry: Black Drops

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Black drops

Cold black drops, rain now,

cry now, then sleep, dream not, cold

black drops, cold black drops.

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A Haiku: I Struggle with Naming Things

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I often wonder if, where, when it is okay to tell my story. 

 

A rabbit, or anything

It’s a strange thing

no one teaches you to be

or calls you human

 

from birth, as you die

I wonder if it’s alright 

then to be a bird,

 

call yourself Sparrow,

maybe then watching rain clouds

wouldn’t feel lonely.

 

You see, I was born

to a regretful summer,

or at least Thursday.

 

I’m sure I cried,

or laughed, then learned to stop

 among other things.

 

I wanted to be 

a rabbit or anything 

other than me.

 

Only one question,

unspoken, fills the seasons.

Will I be human?

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Flash Fiction: After the Convenience Store

 

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Sometimes you run without knowing why.

At least, that’s what I said while being interrogated. Hours must have passed already since I ran from the convenience store, smoked that final I-plan-to-quit cigarette, threw my bloodstained t-shirt in a random dumpster, and counted the cash that was now being called “evidence.”  The thing is, I’d stopped running a few times in between there and here.

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