Twitter Poems

I’m becoming more comfortable with Twitter. One of the things I enjoy doing is writing and sending very short poems. For those of you who aren’t on twitter, or don’t yet follow me, here are a few I’ve sent lately, all my original work:

kitten softly stalks across my back
like tiny trees falling in a forest
where no one is there to listen

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Long awake and having epiphanies
Like fireworks under my skin
Leaving me reeling, drunken, sun blinded
Sick with ecstasy

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Sadness like wine;
limbs heavy as overstuffed pillows,
I’m safe here but the night will end
The weight of the dawn leaves me dazed

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She sleeps in my lap,
holding onto my hand
each breath is a contract between us:
I trust you
Be safe.

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My throat
Is full of tears
Every breath
Every word I speak
Anointed.
In my chest
The underworld
Cocks an ear
To listen

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Curled in bed
I drink the sweet pain of my body
like nectar; the honey fire
of a day well lived.
Here, in my bones
the deep ache of life.

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My heart
Bursts with joy
Splits with ecstasy
Is trampled & ravished
Then in sleep
Knitted whole by dreams
Ready to be torn again.

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A new day
The world turns
I rise from ash
The pain dims
Anguish grown cold
In my heart, green things growing
Flowers in black soil.

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Where now are my poems?
Where falls the starlight?
This is no night for lovers
There are no tears here
Only the red weals on my skin.

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