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Category Archives: Free Verse

Rain’s Viscosity Demonstration

A liquid full of solids.
Rain’s viscosity demonstration.
Full of slippery steps,
Strange noises, worms,
Dirty floors, and extra work
For the washing machine

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Parallel Tasks

Parallel tasks,
Like parallel lines,
Never touch –
Unless they are one.
And though many forget,
By chance or by choice,
Their direction
Includes more than one.


A Generation

I have little money.
I barely get by.
I work multiple jobs.
I have little free time.
I do not feel strong.
I’m emotionally spent.
How can I right wrongs
When I can’t pay the rent?


A Fortune

Wood, thin and brittle,
Grayed and yellowed by time.
Walls, cracked and bowed,
Abused by water’s flow.
Weathered roof, nested eaves,
Mere remnants of once prime:
A fortune in repairs and paint
And most will never show.


Song of Dementia

I did?
I forgot.
I don’t know.
I can’t find the __.
I didn’t do __.
Oh, I did do __t.
I did do __t.
Oh, I didn’t do __.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
I don’t know nothin’.
I’m useless.
I’m stupid.


Raised on an Altar

Raised on an altar of heart and mind
Lit by candles of flickering hope
While life circles like ambitious buzzards,
And the soul marches steadily forward,
Seeking always the pilgrim’s path –
Known (or dreamt) to exist. Somewhere.
Hidden amongst uncountable others.


Growth Slows

A monument of time
Built grain by grain
And rain by rain:
Pressed together externally,
So slowly, too, their bonds grow.
Pushed in too fast or plenty,
The bonds fracture,
And the growth slows.


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