Category «poetry»

the wanting

the gale lifts me up to the white clouds. tufts separate then fold around me. i fly toward Proxima Centauri, Alpha Centauri’s star. my wings gather stardust along the way. i fly through still unbroken blackness. and learn to breathe with cosmic lungs. light is my destination or my path. it all leads back to …

freedom bound

Black unpolished marble doors too heavy to swing open. Locked inside dark moments that seek escape from Earthly prisons. We are not free. Black slick walls, wet from raging rivers seeping in. They enter me, finding the lonely dark spaces. Slipping through rocks and secrets. I am not free. Black words write themselves on onyx …

on the edge

Writing Prompt: Edge Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. At the edge of sun soaked cliffs, I find you, soul worn, standing in patent leather shoes. Snow melts under the weight of orange rays. There is a tomorrow waiting here for me. But it does not remember you. Home grown ideologies …

words are never enough

It is never enough, this house of words and glass. Sentences splash across walls in bright island colors. Palm trees whisper stories of the ocean’s song. Still, it is never enough. Words find each other in the quiet spaces. They join hands and become sentences that run naked under sunlight and moonlight. No, it is …

blue poetics

I’ve written a few Twitter posts that I am sharing here. Twitter poetics…in blue. Stories breath. Exhaling the laws of words. Speaking lifetimes back into existence. Speaking for yesterday’s wisdom. If you say our world is beautiful, I will believe you. But do not lie; do not lie. i seek refuge in ink and unbleached …

i see friend

Writing Prompt: Friend Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. i see friend. she stand there. years blooming on her face. smile rising inside me. she speak decades back. she conjure long gone words. she remember laughs. she remember cries. she remember moving earth and sea, because she gonna come see me. …

envy not

Writing Prompt: Envy Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. eny… …is a waste of time. the time spent looking at someone else and what they have could be spent living one’s own life and creating one’s own destiny. envy… …sucks the energy from your soul. wish for your own dreams, not …

stranded

i’ve landed here, left stranded inside my body. form and void birthed me into sentience. i want to forget my belonging. i want to escape the prison of my skin. but i’ve been given life, locked inside solitary confinement, chained to this single soul. i am walled in by flesh and bones. trapped by heart …

pocketed thoughts

forgotten skies cry for tomorrow’s clouds. wings can’t help me fly into yesterday. so i fold yesterday’s thoughts into neat little squares and tuck them away in my patchwork pocket. they live in darkness seeking light. they desire to unfold into wings, big black wings, strong black wings gathering energy. but the thoughts remain folded, …

soul flow

Writing Prompt: Flow Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. My soul flows from here. Along rippling riverbeds smoothing stones. Across silt, soil and pebbles. Baptismal waters cleanse me. The sun dries my shadows. Soul is wanting cloudless skies. I am remnants of Earth. Flowing into my past. © zaji, 2016

the unrequited

i return to you dressed in red painted toenails carrying my heart in my right hand my pen in my left you admire my purple lipstick “eccentric” you say “royal” i say “but i am not your queen” he look away to search the concrete for words i look to the sun he say “your …

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