Muskrats of Madison Avenue

“How much should she gain
before we fill her head with
dreams of
how her wishes will come true?” #poetry

Carry Me

“…Seeing shattered
faces looming in
horrid places…” #poetry #sampsonmathis

Time Warp

The long, endless lines waiting for trains taking you—perhaps to safety.
Is there safety?
Déjà vu Time warp.” #poetry


“Every day I erase pieces of myself…”
#goodpoetry #blackpoets

Lust Lost

In his flat.In his second flat.The hippie house.My cars, first and second.A houseboat.That old country hotel with no towels.On our beach.The caravan out on the lookout point.At my parent’s house, my single room.The island, resort, nook down by the river.A city park.Camping.Quieter now and in the dark.You still seemed near.But you were gone.Left,moved on. Written…

Diet Junkie

I’m a diet junkie, a sucker for every new food plan that hits the streets, or the web. Juice fasting, fruit smoothies, veggie shakes–I’m in! Grapefruit diet, plant-based vegetarian or vegan, fruitarian or pescatarian. Sign me up! Broth-based soup with only green vegetables as passengers on that train.  I’ll cook Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Med…

paper doll

the world is flatno matter proofof scientists the atmospheredullclouds merelypainted on the sky frozen faceno muscle memory heresmiling feels contrived a paper dolledges crumblingwith age fill me with airso that I may floatinto the atmosphere Written by Renee Butner – Clemmons, North Carolina, United States Feature Photo by Michael Burrows

So Be I

Strong #poetry right here!