(am I) Windswept

Have I written too much
about about the birds and trees–
do you doubt my sincerity
when I talk about the weather–
you and your calm, and
me on the edge
of coming to life

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Perhaps all the new words are taken
and my pen– relegated
to thrift store fodder
rearranged and painted up
and succinct

On the edge I’ve been sitting on
since then
my own rough edges
you take notice of
are nothing
compared to what is inside–
the part I show to no one

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You didn’t see me anymore
and I started deleting–
rubbing myself
out of existence
one day sweet–the next sour
a warning would have been nice

Left on a shelf
like a single bookend–
we aren’t lovers
and we aren’t friends.
Is she as danced out as I?

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From where I stand – stalwart
I see eternity. The
evening becomes you
and when the evening
becomes you–
you are everywhere
the moon is

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6 thoughts on “(am I) Windswept

  1. I think this poem should start two stanzas in “I’m on the edge of it.” . The preamble is just writer’s doubt, something all writers feel all the time and yet each writer must dismiss it, as one would dismiss the authority of somebody who is cruel or destructive. By writing this, I’m fully aware the poem mentions those who try to delete the poet’s resources. Of course, I only encourage, and enjoyed the poem very much. Cheers


    1. Ah, you are on to me. Haha. As many times as I delete the self-deprecating remarks (and edit them out when critiquing others’ writing) still they creep in. I always seem to need a preface. I believe it comes from a selfish, very deep need to be understood.

      As you brought up humour before–humour is an effective weapon against those whould are cruel and destructive. It surprises them when their jabs no longer prick us (or make us bleed)


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