NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20

The Body is LonelyCity lights shine outside the windows making an aural gleamabove my tree lined neighborhood. On nocturnal walks I search for Venus and Mars, marvel at The Seven Sisters when they allow a peek,map the moon’s walk across the sky,the chains of gravity holding down my feet.In late fall I set my alarm … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 19

PropagandaOpen your mind to the possibility that no one is completely rightor completely wrong. Every colorin the rainbow has many shades,every action has potentially differentreactions. Our futures are changeableby which decision we make. You and I don’t see eye to eye butthat doesn’t make either of us bad,despite what politicians say. Don’tgive them your power. … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 19

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 17

Tea x 2As he raised the tea cup to his lipsI thought how incongruous it lookedin his weatherbeaten hand, fragilevessel dotted with roses & ivyand a handle too small for his finger.But, oh, how gently he cradled itin his palm, how gently his eyesmet mine. Thanks to artist Gaynor Kane for this lovely photograph and … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 17

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 16

Salt & WindSalty is her tonguewindy is her moodAn ever changing horizon of sea & skyShe roams her world on dunes in the sunset Backlit in gold & grace Thanks to artist John Phandal Law and The Wombwell Rainbow for this prompt.

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 15

Watching a Coral Reef on YouTube The cats and I are fascinated by stripes, speckles, electric blue & yellow, drifting orange, waving pearlescent white, golden dots, glowing eyes under rocks. We are voyeurs to underwater acrobatics, ballets of flipping fins, action chases in invisible undertows, the rhythmic pulse of ghostly tentacles. The cats twitch their … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 15

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 14

Broken Blue: A CentoSometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,reflected in star drops, quilted by the sigh.Brisk and wild the wind blows,cries of wolves heard upon the hills.Somewhere between the light and the darka slash of Blue—a sweep of Gray—Step here, & one steps offthe edge of the world. Step there,& one … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 14

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 13

Oh here you are, there’s nothing left to say You’re not supposed to be that way —- The Goo Goo DollsWreckageBury it in the deepest sea.Let it settle among the ruins,sleep in clouds of seaweed.Let it swim through portholes,through barnacled gears & crab eaten cloth.Let it disappear into octopus arms while you surf the turquoise … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 13

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 12

Our Tunnel of Love(After Bruce Springsteen)Slipping and sliding, tumbling roughThe love we’re inside isn’t enoughWalls gather closer, encircling wingsThat are clipped and unevenStruggling to springBoth of us stretching, doing our bestTo grow inside our bed of unrestRolling and turning, traveling fastOur journey together is under attack Rhyming poetry isn’t my jam but today I wrote … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 12

NaPoWriMo 2022 day 11

ParheliaHalos and sundogsBurst the light we seeDarkest reds, deepest violetsSomething breaking everythingIn between refraction, reflectionA wave, a boundary, a thin veilOf cirrus clouds sometimes present,Usually blueOutside the sunA shaft of light developesSlowly fallingThrough the air Again today I combined prompts from The Wombwell Rainbow and napowrimo.net. Thanks to artist Anjum Wasim Dar and Paul Brooks … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 11