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Glancing into the pondwater, I see not the water beneath bursting with slippery life; Nor the dark grey rocks glistening with moss. I see instead an exquisite face! Looking coyly out from its watery throne, amused slightly; deep brown curls roll splendidly past two perfectly pink cheeks. Full lips — like petals — crown a […]

Vain efforts


How do we stop a biting criticism before it bursts through the doors of our mind?   How do we stop that murderous feeling of jealousy, hate, contempt?   How do we keep these frail, pale cheeks from turning a weak and bashful red?   How do we withdraw those brimming tears; can we bridle them, […]

Now you’re probably wondering why I am the worst poem in the world. I am about to tell you.   Because I am literal. I am shallow. I have no beautiful inner meanings. You can’t,  “read between my lines.” I don’t use big words. I have speling misteaks.   I have no form or interesting […]



today I bought a doll with bubbled cheeks and silken lips and hair like dust in sunshine.   clothed in plain cotton smudges on its shoes and its soul shined through its porcelain eyes.   we play together like friends from birth soul mates siblings lovers.   today I bought a new doll with eyes […]

Of evening trains and heart pains Like those silent strangers, Blurred faces, musing opposite me in the boring rumbling ride, You detach yourself as if we had never met.   Like the indifference upon these downcast passenger faces And their devilish fixation with books and newspapers.   Do you know who I am anymore?  



I saw a man walk down the street, ‘Twas sunset on North Terrace, His shoes were shiny, hair was neat, Bedecked in grey suit flawless. He armed himself with flowers fresh Clasped in a pink bouquet, A grin of hope and teeth that flashed Completed his array. But woe is he! He fails to see […]