Sunday, April 26, 2015

Magpie Tales: Clouds


Clouds

Driven indoors by an unruly wind and a cloud covering the sun,
I wait for breath and stillness
A lack of motion
The sun's rays on my feet again.

- Gerry Young


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Superhero Woman

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Action Figures by Edith Vonnegut
Superhero woman
The angels watch over you
in your flip flops,
dangling a vacuum machine,
tripping over your cat
and toys on the stairs.

You manage through your days
Your sanity intact
and your hair wild in exhaustion
as you cast a lingering look
at the flame of promise
tantalizing in a cherub's hand.


- Gerry at Strummed Words

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Magpie Tales: Shabby Blues



Fenced in all around
we hang our clothes away from prying eyes
our shabby blues showing only 
the perimeter of our experience.

-
Gerry at Strummed Words

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

I Spy

photo by Elene Usdin


A spy, lying on the ground
She thinks I won't see her
As her eyes are so far down.

But I know who she is
She can't fool me,
Looking up my skirt

Talking in silent words
Of my face, my eyes, and
the hurt she hopes to see


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Magpie Tales: To Flame, Moth Mother



To Flame, Moth Mother

Like a moth to flame you approached;
Too near.  Too close, you were singed and your wings
seared.

Too much, in retreat you bent
back your wings into the dusk of dark trees
and extinguished your own dwindling flame

Another light replaces yours while you flicker
in a darkness plagued by regret,
perhaps one day to venture again
into a new bright light.

© Gerry at Strummed Words

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