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While Holding Her Hand…

Posted in life, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2019 by dustus

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While holding her hand into sleep

Wondering if she hears me cry?
Feeling I lost all sense of time
Sitting beside mom euthanized
Telling myself it was a dream
Feeling I lost all sense of time
While holding her hand into sleep

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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

 

Sunflowers

Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2019 by dustus

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Sunflowers do wilt
Petals will shed
But when roots are not shallow
They may thrive again

 

Night Walk on the Beach

Posted in writing with tags , , on January 15, 2019 by dustus

Skipped a flat stone over the ocean-glazed tidal withdrawal spot.  It’s raw, chilly, so misty tonight. Put my hoodie over head to cover the back of my damp neck. I stop shivering. There’s a faint seaward scent of saltwater and fish harboring the breezy seascape air. Moist deserted sand sticks to my sneaker sides as if they were breaded…. Nobody else appears here.

The ink-bleeding Gothic sky seeps through a milky wash of fog like an apparition suspended above the healing waves crash. There initial roar, successive splashing, all chiming into a murmurous drone reverberating the cascade of whitecap crests collapsing into the sprawl of sea foam bubbles…. And I keep thinking I feel at home now, yet believe it matters less where one’s soul finds rest…. So long as it inevitably does.

Dustus Friday: Introducing Poet Marinela Reka

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by dustus

Guest Spotlight: Marinela Reka

Her blog is called Short Poems.

“There’s a rising star in the poetic blogosphere, and her name is Marinela Reka.  This young lady is 14 years old and has been writing since age 6….”

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Happy Friday!

Thanking Stars (Flash 55)

Posted in Flash Fiction, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2010 by dustus

Lily held a leftover summer sparkler before her face. Together, enclasped hands sway strolling lakeside. Life renewed. She touched the thumbnail band aide signaling turns from concussion.

Could barely remember myself—only her—powdery sweet mixing with conditioned hair, scratched skin. Enlightened in arms, my solitary thought after hours’ oblivion stood thanking stars we made it alive.
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The above Flash 55 was for written for my friend G-Man.


Thanks, G. Enjoy your trip!
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Dustus Post for One Stop Poetry… “Depression’s Last Curse”

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2010 by dustus

It’s Friday, which means a new post on One Stop Poetry by yours truly.

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Depression’s Last Curse

The Torch

Posted in Image Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by dustus

Divided by distant land
Bold beacon raised fire
Handle sparkling water
Desire reaching higher

Into fair morning
Vintage glowing sky
Breathing aware
Most subtle glare
Cooling mist
Calming air

As I stand in awe
Click a photo for all
Nothing like being
Thought pressing pause

The torch of light
Soon handing over noon
Thinking there is more to life
Searching through forgotten truth

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