Archive for the Short Poems Category

Tie-dying clouds

Posted in haiku, Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , on May 7, 2019 by dustus

Sun showers twilighthaiku
Sky molten cools deliquesced

Spanish Moss weeping

 

Good Morning Ocean

Posted in haiku, Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , on March 12, 2019 by dustus

Wind tousles dune grasshaiku
Tourists take sunrise selfies

Pacing gulls forage 

 

Lovesick

Posted in Short Poems with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2019 by dustus

When winter days feel empty
Ahead of spring’s warm thrill

It gets me through the worst of time
To think she loves me still

But that’s just wishful thinking
Straight Bourbon with a pill
When coming down to realize
It’s not worth feeling ill

 

Artistic Freedom’s Waive

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , on March 1, 2019 by dustus

They shall claim self-defense a joke
Having drawn-up silencing guns
In taking acquisitional aim
Subject to defamation lies for protection
Behind the rub of tarnished legal cloaks
Nondisclosing their collective loud mouth
Whose soul remains forever sold
Alongside artistic freedom’s waive

Foreshadowing

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2019 by dustus

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It felt like magic followed me

Foreshadowing my youth
When I would trip upon this earth

And see stars coming to

An Abject Prayer

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by dustus

It’s not because she’ll tease me
Or make me wish I’m there
Trick my mind to thinking
Someone truly cares

It’s not the song within my heart
Or how she can’t compare
To any love I’ve ever known
Beyond an abject prayer

Malignant Heart

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by dustus

I had a malignant heart
Past beating to decay

Fire filled its pulsing chambers
Purged my coursing veins

Hopelessness and self-contempt
Died among those flames…
And while no phoenix ever rose
Nor any angel’s face did show
I felt self-love regained

Spiritual Crisis

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2019 by dustus

Writing kept me sharp
Tempers my dull mind
But this is not the type of note
That makes me feel alive