It’s that time of the month again… at least for me, a time to share this week’s features, handpicked by yours-truly (Duff). Enjoy,
I ran to the woods (t-shirt, hoodie & stickers) by vampvamp
Firemoon by BiographyofRed8
The mice run away
With the tin-colour lights
And are we are back in our room
Twilight stars and comets
Scattered over the ceiling
Cuando la luna entra e ilumina el altillo (when the moon shines in and lights up the attic)
Y tu Gabriel (and you Gabriel)
Have walked the creaky floorboards
For we keep finding
Your pure white feathers
Dropped all over the floor
And in the spaces between
Where we push our eyes
Through like characters
In a cartoon
I will bring down
A star kiss
For your eye-brows
For You have the most perfect geometry
Even if I am a thief
And feel the sting
Of the barb of a bumble-bee’s kill
You who is fire –within- fire
burning in -patterns over my skin
Falling in –streaks
As I write this
The noises of stupidity bark
Like a roosters call
And I am afraid
Of the moment
Where I let go of your hand
Like mothers fear
The first day of school.
Titiritera by dmcart
Incubus by Lisa Jewell
paralysed by a polished mantle trophy
a summoned demon crushes my joints
feeding off my amber marrow
his brimstone tipped tongue
laces scorching saliva swirls
onto my less than pure flesh
the will of Hedone
grants a silent screaming nocturnal spell
smothering my wretched loneliness
Hannah. by Willow Wyles
Mr. Testosterone by HollyGoLightly
What i thought was love,
was just a phase,
love isn’t something,
you can just erase,
though with you,
it went away quick,
finding the prestige,
behind a bad trick.
I felt like I’d fallen,
and hit the ground hard,
but now i feel I’m left,
When you were there,
i felt so very alone,
it isn’t my fault,
your macho side,
was always your worst,
so incredibly fake,
a terribly perverse.
You can’t show emotion,
something you’ll find you need,
so i wanted so badly,
to just see you bleed.
I know I let go,
so easily and hassle free,
but from the depths of my heart,
I’m so not sorry.
“…this heady quick world of kick-shot hearts” by Rebecca Tun
Heart Knowing by lianne
The heart has an eternal language of its own.
Though I must silence my mind to hear it,
it thinks better than my head and remembers too;
this perfect center of my self-knowing,
is an ever faithful guardian of my truth.
The heart listens, hears a voice in the silence,
attending its ear to a word no other hears.
Attending its sight to a vision no other sees,
at the farthest edge of my hermetic solitude,
the darkest shadows of the moonless nights,
my trusting heart is lighted from within
with the incandescent flame of love.
My heart knows what my logical mind
cannot begin to even contemplate,
recognizes the sublime where my eyes
see too often a world both stark and cold
or the desolate dry expanse of the desert.
Only the graceful heart can truly know
another shining soul with loving intimacy.
T’was my heart that knew you first,
a love my head could not have known,
and my heart that felt your inner beauty
pass through my very being like sunrise
through stained glass windows facing dawn.
My heart it was that named you Beloved,
Anam Cara, soul companion of my life,
my heart that takes its comfort, its very purpose
from the hopeful dreams of exquisite longing
for your heart, your body opening to mine.
This heart I offer you, my love, this mystical portal
through which we might together enter heaven’s gate;
is my simple gift of joyful, true “heart knowing”
after a graced and lifelong apprenticeship of love.
© Lianne Schneider May 2010
Roboxer by frederic levy-hadida
I cannot remove my tie by Cock a Doodle Doo
Wary of the Ides of March
Detached from my collar
Blue and starched
Fat cats stitch in time
Mine is folded, clean.
Politicians, preachers changing hats
Checkered under watchful nose
Of open roads that must be closed.
Out of date yellow coats
Dusted then, handed over.
Followin’ suits can’t hide the fat
Guide dog tailors hang right back
Weeds climbing through the window still.
While I do pity any given refugee
With whom I lie
All my children swiftly black face me
Then turn away, busy dying
I cannot remove my tie.
Harbinger by Berns
blind spot by greeneyedlady
i wasn’t stupid
i wasn’t gullible
it wasn’t even my fault
she was just in my blind spot
and i couldn’t see her coming
no shame in that
i wasn’t stupid
nor were you
you knew too well
how to manipulate me
and keep me in the dark
you blindsided me
so i wouldn’t see it coming
and you wouldn’t see me going
for love itself is blind
and so was i