The Calm Before

Composed 4/12/15
Description: For Day 12 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s poem is particularly random, largely spun from a phrase that popped into my head when I sat down to write. That happens from time to time.

dreary-eyed, say goodbye
set the sun, leave songs unsung
you see, uneasy as this be
in this moment we have peace
one more day of soft charade
minds and bodies drift away
it’s all I ask, a final prayer
tomorrow, maybe, we’ll wake and dare



Composed 5/21/13
Description: A friend of mine is moving (quite far away) tomorrow, and we said our goodbyes tonight. Our parting was not all that I wanted it to be.

Your words are not sugar
Making my eyes close
As a sweet ache fills my stomach
Nor are they salt
But preserving all that’s good
They are a hand around my heart
Out every drop of hope