oh poet, please

and for my friends at
d’verse, Tuesday Open Link


poet, please forgive this selfish intrusion
i have no right whatsoever to impose myself
certainly no expectations, or the need for a reply

but i keep returning to your poetry and pages
there seems a sadness there…or is it my own yearning?
that you’ve possibly uncovered a truth, i could not see

and now, rereading what i’ve written
i fear that this might be a terrible mistake
that you’ll think i’m demanding your attention

to try and become to you, what i certainly am not
it’s just that my native language, i thought in images
these words i write, were never my vocabulary

oh poet, please disregard this foolishness
it should probably remain, just a private note to myself
but the inspiration in sharing words…is saying something else



between us
poetry spanning
the virtual distance,
and hearing your doubt,
feeling each tentative recoil.

your words
do not dance on
such fragile trust here.

and always speak your heart
and believe it knows your truth.
and i suspect we will tell each other,
what our mirror needs telling ourselves.

submitted to 20 Lines A Day



did you

with so few words

and that infinite glance,

detour the world’s cruelties

never speak of forgiven mistakes

allay every fear and each lingering doubt

absorb life’s injustice in your enormous heart?

and the electricity of fingertips awakened my senses

yet i never thought once i deserved to be loved.

and now curling safely in it’s cradle embrace

how, is a question i hope has an answer.


how is

that question

i’ll continue to ask……


Written April 2013
submitted to 20 Lines a Day
prose and poetry challenge for April

reach me



all of my life

i’ve hid inside shadows,

never willing to believe there

was someone like you to

reach me.

don’t give up on

who you think you’ve found.

because it’s you,

and only you

will ever



written April 15 2013
submitted to 20 Lines A Day
prose and poetry challenge for April