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semblances of sanity

against the wall

she sways as an

innocent violet

mercilessly attacked in the

harsh spring wind,

struggling to understand

the heavy static in the

air around her

as the vortex


steady on a

hellbent path of

destruction while

giggling like a gleeful toddler.

she shrinks back into

a secret space

behind the graffiti-bound wall,

sheltering her green eyes

and poppy lips from the

angry vortex as it

gyrates past her

and frolics into the

dusty Texas night.

Her hungry maniacal soul

trails the path of destruction

into the wilderness,

seeking to create

semblances of sanity

from scraps of insanity.

(this post inspired by the 100 Word Song Challenge found here at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog – this week’s song was Idioteque by Radiohead)


kernels of hope

beneath an azure sky

stippled with clouds,

grey, white,

puffy, flat,

floating along their way,

stratified across the plains,

hiding finally behind distant blue mountains,

a cornfield undulates.

brown and green,

slowly dying yet enticingly pregnant,

fighting to give birth to

treasured kernels of hope

before death claims her completely.

dried stalks strike alabaster skin

as my feet run along the ground beneath

into which the stalks dive deeply,

feeding as they will,

dependent on the nutrients to live.

i fall to fertile ground, crushing

stalks as i tumble.

there i lie,

staring past enticingly pregnant stalks

desperate to give birth to kernels of hope

toward clouds desperate to give birth

to swells and swells of life-giving rain.

where the clouds

cradling a fading

and weary yet still

fiery sun,

wispy clouds transform

from faded grey


hues of bright orange,


and neon yellow.

holding hands,

they bed the sun

just beyond deep blue


where the clouds

dance upon