Ouroboros —Erik Shinker

Do I just reiterate the same sentiments? Over and over and over again. An ouroboros devouring himself in an infinite, revolving wheel. This serpent’s tail is more venomous than its teeth. The end and beginning in self-same destruction. by Erik Shinker Read more —Perpetually Past Due Who have us has not felt this sentiment? AContinue reading “Ouroboros —Erik Shinker”

The Beauty of Poetry —The FreeThinker

Poetry is an artistic expression of the “beautiful.” It encompasses feeling, imagination, beauty. Poetry is both “art” and “truth.” The poet, sometimes through cognition, which is like a gift, is able to create something beautiful. From Shakespeare to Milton to Wordsworth. The list is endless. To be able to see things through the eye ofContinue reading “The Beauty of Poetry —The FreeThinker”

Slow Love – Reaching Joy

https://reachingjoythree.wordpress.com/ Let’s not listen to any music, let the lyrics come on their own. Open the door. Let the birds sing. The ground sweat. You do not always have to be the dancer, alone in the corner, swaying under hanging plants and borrowed words. Do the birds sing of lost lovers? Do the trees dreamContinue reading “Slow Love – Reaching Joy”

End of the Rope – Ali Grimshaw

https://flashlightbatteries.blog/ The rope winds gently around my waist,twisted, smoothly strong by years of mistakes,trying again, doubt and wondering how. Thick with memories of others whobelieved with the strength of solid ground.Believed that all earthquakes eventually stop shaking.Believed in soil’s ability to grow what we need next. The end of this rope was handed to meContinue reading “End of the Rope – Ali Grimshaw”

Artbreak – Ustav Raj

You say you’re falling in love with meand that’s why you need to walk away nowbefore I break your heart into two.Of course, I’ll break your heart. I’m an extrovert.That’s what we’re famous for doing. it worries you that I can talk to anyone and make them smile so wide, the ends of their lipsContinue reading “Artbreak – Ustav Raj”

Neverland – Daffni Gingerich

https://daffniblog.wordpress.com/ The scales have tipped. And when they tip I try my best to toss golden bells to the lighter side. It’s no use so I shave and bathe and soak in my own blood until I feel the need to pace again. This life can be hard. He says to sway. He says toContinue reading “Neverland – Daffni Gingerich”

New Meaning – Roth Poetry

https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/ Forced SolitaryOld walls come downWe must talk*****Light breaks the darknessBuilding bridges heart to heartWords hold new meaning***** “Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”~Mizuta Masahide Mish, at d’verse, asked what we can learn from all unsettling things that are happening around us. The quote by Mizuta Masahide shows that good can comeContinue reading “New Meaning – Roth Poetry”

Hunter – A.P. Christopher

Set upon a mantle, under wax, within a bowlThe last remaining fragment of the heart the hunter stoleWhere quandary and question bled together on a scrollHe inked in blood and ashen dustUsing a quill he dipped in rustSearching the letters like a loop that he assumed he could control Desolation danced within the letters neathContinue reading “Hunter – A.P. Christopher”

Brewing Storms – Onie Maniego

Maybe he brewed his storms at nightSo he could pour it cold tomorrow—Like his blanket covering the stars,In the morning it would be gray.The raging fires will be his comfortSo he’d be asleep amidst the chaos. Photo by Terry Jung on Unsplash© 2020 Onie Maniego and The Paper Drafts https://thepaperdrafts.wordpress.com/