While Driving

Composed 12/21/15
Description: For today’s Daily Prompt: Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

Trusting I put my life in
Your hand but you grab
Not the wheel but your
Lover your cocaine your
Ever present addictions
If you fail to value your
Own life can you not set
Aside pleasure for mine
When eyes       flit away
I fear hit distrust dislike

Guardians

Composed 7/10/15
Description: Written in the dark hours of the morning.

One cat slept at the door
The other at her feet
How sweet she thought
Their gesture
Loyalty unending
What she didn’t see
When she closed her eyes
And drifted off to sleep
Was the warning glare
In their green orb stare
At the smoke man who appeared
And fled
No words more

How to Stay Safe

Composed 8/4/13
Description: I find myself living this way too often.

Hide within the clouds you wear
Slip into the cracks of air
Don’t observe, just miss the stares
As you stroll the streets of life

Drown within the mist’s routine
Blur the things you may have seen
Obsess inside the fantasy
To miss life’s throwing knives

Wade among the dirt and muck
Lie with each determined strut
Live inside yourself and rut
A path in dusty earth

Do not touch the things that break
Or puncture clouds that keep you safe
Avoid the things that could awake
The question of your worth