Cranky poetry for the
daily prompt, by a sick person…
The Virus: part 1
Go ahead, wash your hands,
It’s too late…
The Virus: part II
Mountain of tissues,
In the can by the bed
Your nose is so raw,
A lovely shade, “wino red.”
The Visiting Virus: A Haiku
Take your aspirin
Drink your hot tea, don’t mind me
I’ll just hang out here
A bleak day, cold winter wind,
And a single cardinal on a nude black branch,
The only color in a washed out day,
Brilliant and vital
As a drop of blood.
Saw him again today,
Him or one just like him.
He saw me seeing him,
And he sang a little song,
Isn’t it strange that the day is
Wet and gray again?
Maybe he’s like me, and he
Likes it that way.(2/26)
* I wasn’t sure about publishing the initial poem…but then I saw him again today. I thought he’d fly away when i went in to get my camera, but he was still there. Regrettably, his vibrant color didn’t really come through in this pic.
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O – M – G. No sleep.
Cat puked on the floor again.
Where’s my tax return?
“gurk, gurk, gurk…hooo-ahhhhhh” …or something
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Beyond the veil of sleep
Where my control wanes
Voices that I’ve never really heard
Echo down to me.
There are spectres in my house
Haunting the halls.
Phantoms in the mirror
But they’re just reflecting me.
From dreams they follow me
In the daylight, I’m the ghost.
I don’t exist.
The Sleeping Flame 5/28/12
You came to me in my dreams last night.
You were just as beautiful as I remember.
I went to your arms with desire in my heart
and doubt in my mind.
But you were diminished somehow,
and your words held no sway.
I was bound by promise to another.
You all come to me in my dreams
To waken dormant parts of me,
To tease me with false currents of flame,
and muddy the waters of my heart.
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