Tag: cancer poems

Ode to Calling for Silence

I am still.At this momentI am bathedIn my silenceSkilled in self Fear and doubt.Maybe our keys to Gain accessTo the powerOf these quiet bonesRolled out onThe carpetsOf all colorslead toentrywaysWhere sit Freedom’s keys:Sweet reliefFrom the prison Of thought.Wafts of hearing What’s taught us By the hand lockingThe diocese ofLife. Nobody ownsme like silence.I find at

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Four connected haikus about existence and sake

Haikus at their best, change somewhere before the last syllable. The classic 5-7-5 syllabic system of the bento box of poetry gives us a moment to pause and breathe in and out with each word like bites of something delicious. Like good poetry, savor it all. Put the fork and knife down politely on your

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Adding up My Losses

Am I not afraid of my city, the way people once behaved as one might catch cancer if they came close to me? Stranger hours bring strangers in the darkness and the night closes down the city. In the darkness there’s a hiding place for everyone. In everyone there’s a place where darkness resides. We

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