The shadow place

There is a place
Between here and there
If you have never been
You won’t know where
A place where shadows creep and spin
A place where the light never gets in
And when you find, You’ve wondered in
Beware the shadows that lie within
Don’t worry if you lose your way
For these are just the games we play

How to love a poem

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Listen to your poem until its voice appears like a streetlight against a night sky.
Let it sit like a Buddha in a garden, asking you to wonder by.
Ask your poem its sign, knowing it will be perfectly in tune.
Tell your poem its future, knowing It will find true love and travel soon.
Read your poem in the wind letting it fly from your sight.
Remember your poem by the light of candles as the flames dance through the night.
Read Read Read your poem until it finds root in your minds eye.
Speak Speak Speak your poem until it is felt in your sigh.
Introduce it to your parents until they understand.
Put it in a bottle and send it away from land, and rejoice when it returns to you in every open hand.
Celebrate your meeting like a friend you met at war, and keep a remnant with you as you face what is left in store.
Remember and remember
as days wind on and on,
and you may find it reminding you what you came here for.

Tomorrow

I will live for today
Tomorrow
I will have my cake and eat it too
Metaphorically
Tomorrow
Because I will go on a diet
Tomorrow
I will call my mother
Tomorrow
I will stop procrastinating
Tomorrow
But for now I will write in my notebook
Because this is now

Party girl

Spinning spinning round and round
Laughing screaming hear the sound
Running stunning through the town
And when your done we all fall down

We will all miss the beautiful girl
Head in the clouds, life in a wirl
And when the clouds roll away
A new party girl will come out and play

Away

Just because …
Awkward silence
Just because ….
unrequited
After losing interest in being ignored
Reflection of loss
And then
Every once in a while
In retrospect
Or just boredom
Moving on to a new obsession

Free

Falling free
The freedom to live as myth
The Freedom to be a blithering idiot
The freedom to ask anything
The freedom to be wrong
The freedom to be right
The freedom to turn right at Albuquerque
The freedom to tolerate lactose
The freedom operate large machinery
The freedom cry at your own party
To be free
Free to put all your eggs in one basket
Free to burn your bridges
Free to lol
Free to make mountains out of molehills
Free to leave on a jet plane
And
Clap sarcastically when the world gets to boring
Yeah
and the rest of us
Watching the bridges burn, while we
sit tight lipped
Part time minimum
Free to scrape the bottom of the barrel
Free to eat cake
And free to burn the candle at both ends, until the wick burns away
And no one even remembers we were here
Amen
Brother
Sister
Testify
Here is your cake America
Bon App├ętit!

Lost

You’ve lost your memory
And you say the sea buries
Your dead
Your memory’s

Your last thoughts
The redemption
The joy that passes understanding
Stolen moments
Forgotten

And every 7 days
The world reinvented
And you take it literally I suppose
Because who has a heart as generous and pliable as the sea

God and man
Floating in a sea of transgression
And only you figured it all out