My demon, Gravity, no longer binds me.
He sulks and sorrows my newfound joy
Pressuring others to assist my demise.
Dismay, this foe, construes a sound ploy.
I love her more than all other people,
But lately it’s harder to talk without squabbles.
A new feeling shivers my body—
Regardless of the spat’s outcome—
I am… concerned.
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It’s been years since I did something productive
Enough for people to notice.
People move on faster than I
Can be motivated to move close to them.
The optimists call me dormant
Waiting for the right opportunity.
Those who know me call me stagnant
Not willing to take a risk.
I am the one once wondered.
Continue reading “One Once Wondered”
The lava lurches leaking slowly in
Unshook by the eruption’s doom
We lie in wait of obsidian tomb
And as the magmous blanket tucks us in
I’ll cuddle you once more–
Once the eddies dry, when our bodies die
We’ll muddle through one mire.
Continue reading “Mercy”
The mountain explodes
The reason for which is not understood,
A molten crest
Slowly overshadows, unimpeded.
They wake in shock.
They run in horror.
They stand in awe.
Slowly swallowed, in obsidian tombs.
As one is taught to do
When temptation pines for you.
Sinful lava’s ploys astound,
And I’m convinced to turn around.
As thoughts thwart me with, “True?”
Away from my last glimpse of You.
Sin’s pleasure quickly turns to pain.
I’m stuck yet sorry, so, in vain,
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I sit here at the peak
Awaiting the inevitable.
I put myself here
To keep others safe.
Self-effacement curdles in my stomach—I’m distraught
Unheard or maybe rattled
Unwanted maybe not.
I needed to be alone
To keep them safe.
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