Finding a Place of Refuge

I go to my garden refuge When I need a healing salve To cover the wounds inside me From old losses that I have.   I smell the sweet honeysuckle That grows on the back yard fence, And the flowers that bloom in summer Keep me in a state of suspense.   Many colors ofContinue reading “Finding a Place of Refuge”

Good Intentions —Mike Ennenbach

never have what is needed never get what is wanted. the invisible man with the empty account a blank slate no name no recognition. if it were not for the overwhelming sense of loneliness filling the hollow desperation. i would be as devoid of will as i am of talent. another arm of the abyssContinue reading “Good Intentions —Mike Ennenbach”

Four Walls —Danica Aquino

I awoke from a dream loaded with a deep sense of urgency and defeat both coinsiding in my guts, the air is stuffed, suffocating, I sit straight on the bed, sweat dripping from my neck down to my navel, I kick against the sheets tangled around my ankles, Where am I? I fumble through theContinue reading “Four Walls —Danica Aquino”

No Clique —Osharlequin

I’m the Harlequin, An agent of eccentricity, An advocate for the quirky, Delightfully awkward, Comedically weird, Cackling through a mad world, I’ll never be part of a clique, A cabal of critics, Pretentious spiders, Tittering at others’ expense, An artist welcomes criticism, But not mean-spirited bile, You can chastise, My painted smile shall remain, YouContinue reading “No Clique —Osharlequin”

Reading the Errant Pages —Captain Q

Reading the errant pages Crumpling after each one is read A gentle eye befallen the paper Revising what each one has plead Wastebasket- a lifetime away Hoping it’s not the destiny of them all Slowly, sacred thoughts form Living in the weird space of my scrawl Read —Captain Q