Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Postscript to our afternoon

the cooked peanuts with garlic crunches on your palm
while i spoon slowly the melting ice cream on my cup

silence flows and ebbs to the beat of ticking 
clock & waiter's eager scrubbing of wine glasses

outside the cafe, cars and the pedestrians tangle in
mess of miscues & missteps

the afternoon sun is mellow yellow, sinking 
behind the fan of leaves, crisp as neat bow tie

i flip away my lethargic mop of hair
and put my spoon down, drawing on long 

deep breath, knowing what to say
now, right now

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Hosted by guest bartender Sarah Russell.  Theme of Poetics is Finding Emotions and Concepts in Things.  Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Muted colors

the undertow of the water
heaves, curling my chest in brine

nerves of pain slices through me
as if escaping a firestorm

outside, the sun stumbles behind
muted clouds, scribbling jagged lines

my forehead
burning in sweat

a soliloquoy of uncertainty disturbs 
thin air

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, a post of 44 words.  The selected word is Burn.  Thanks for hosting Victoria Slotto.   Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The awakening

a voice inside your head
                  be still 

you dab
     clouds of cotton on your       spindled finger
you sleep
     on nest of tangled ferns        & castle of sorrows
you dream
     of that magical kiss under     ocean of stars

i tell you the voice inside my head

rest if you must, if you are tired

                   but wake up

remove the flax & flex
   your wobbling legs, stand-

be the 
that sways to the flutes of the wind          & wings away-
be the 
            moon, offering

its whole silver light,
even under claws of stormy sky-

and be that 
that dances with windy tresses                 & raises a glass

of margarita and says,

I have one heck of a story to tell!   

Sleeping Beauty's Dream by CATRIN WELZ-STEIN


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight.  The pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Come and link up and read our poems.   I have written to last week's prompt by Lillian:  Inspired by Art