Friday, June 28, 2013

The Secret Life of Socks

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I wonder, sometimes,
      about the space-time continuum,
          and the economy and global warming.
             But today
I wonder about socks.

I wonder why one sock wears through
     before its mate.

I wonder where all my missing socks go.
     Is there a single sock parade somewhere
          in a parallel universe
               that I’m not invited to?

I wonder…

These 55 fanciful words are for G-man's FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Want a Light?

    Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949

She holds the tension in her shoulders.
We all do;
along with the weight
of all the decisions
yet to be made.
Yes or no,
left or right,
forward or back.
A lifetime depends
on each and every one.

And now when you are old
looking back to 17
would you choose differently?
What would you change?
Where was the hinge that
swung your life?

Can you turn back
and follow your life line
like string through a labyrinth,
back to the starting point,
to the place
where it all  

Written for The Mag.  Click on the link and check it out.  Also linked to IGwRT for their Open Link Night, which you should also check out.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Nomenclature, Sort of

What do we give with a name?
What power is held within a name?
And what of the names we give our gods?
With a name so sacred
none dare speak it,
or a name so intimate,
we wear it against our skin
familiar and sweet,
in naming
our gods we define

Written for G-man and FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

Friday, June 14, 2013


You come to me
in whispers of leaves 
outside my bedroom window,
soft as a moth wing
my dark love.

Memory curls around a signpost
at a fork in the back of my mind.
If I return and choose
the other path
who would nestle
between my breaths
and be
my dark love?

This is for G-man's FF55.  Click on the link and check it out!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


     Image: Charleston Farmhouse Door

Come on in 
it's open...

Check out The Mag creative writing group hosted by Tess Kincaid.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Upon Reflection

     Image by Leovi

Listening to the world,
do we filter out distortions
or add them?

When looking through my lens
do I see enemies or
do I see friends?

What do you perceive
from the other side of your eyes
and mind?

And when the world
looks back at me…
what’s the version that it sees?

This is for G-man's FF55.  Click on the link to see more 55 word responses.  The picture here is from fellow blogger who was featured at dVerse Poets Pub.  It's too late for me to post there, but you should still have a look.  And, as long as you're at it, you should click on Leovi and see his wonderful photography blog.