Victims together

I saw marks on her legs,
knew I was not alone.
Too dull blades
birthing bright blood,
checkerboard scars
on dull pale flesh.
Moans, once cries,
now sanitized to hide
forced shame.

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Dark Dreams

Melanie Jan Bishop

look, look deep into your eyes
behind the color blue
______rimed with darkness
a nebula world, one few know
few care, few will ever see

in twilight, your eyes open
letting in the nights shadows
_______shadows that fill you
shadows that complete you
weaving webs of deceit and fear

beware the dimly lit paths
aglow around you, drawing, pulling
_______like spirit lights on the moors
we will suck you dry and snatch your soul
no second chance, no escape

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An Honest Haiku (flash)

It’s love I love; It’s
Lust I lust.
It’s not you; Not yet.

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Undead Poets Crossing

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Breakers at Westport

This is a repost from my blog, “Great” Thoughts.

Line after frothy line,

Rank after foamy rank,

Armies from over the distant horizon

Storming the beach

Charging ashore, advancing  then retreating

Only to advance again and again

A little farther each time before draining back out to sea,

Never quite reaching the grassy dunes,

Before the ebbing of the tide reigns in the assault.

Yet, from the flat expanse of beach,

Still damp from the army’s advance,

Rise clouds of fog

Hugging the sand, they continue their march,

Advancing up the strand to infiltrate the grassy meadows,

Accomplishing with sun and wind that which the brute force of the tides could not.

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Grief Has No Hold

Grief Has No Hold

I will not keep you behind an iron gate
But will unlock my soul to accept the beauty
Of the dawn and ascending road
Invisible as the path may be
I will feel my way through
With head held high and shoulders straight
For there is more light than shadow
Hope is more prevalent than fear
I will remember more songs than weeping
And the joy that comes after a long battle

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Soul Speak

Soul Speak

Tell me of your deepest yearnings
And need to feel you’re not alone
Trust me with memories you treasure
Have patience when I take that tone
And Wish for me all lifes goodness
Few tears that sting like braided rope
Patience and luck in equal measure
And strength anew to help me cope
Hoping to attract that kindred soul
With a longing that knows to wait
My heart opens up to accept the one
Forever more to be my mate

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Dream Man

Dream Man

Tall and hairy with a bulging chest
Arms that encircle me as I rest
Lips that nibble eagerly at my skin
Rising goose pimples once again
A voice that lingers in my mind
And causes me to respond in kind
To whisper teases in his waiting ear
Enticing him with kisses,we make some pair

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Soul Speak

Soul Speak

Tell me of your deepest yearnings
And need to feel you’re not alone
Trust me with memories you treasure
Have patience when I take that tone
And Wish for me all lifes goodness
Few tears that sting like braided rope
Patience and luck in equal measure
And strength anew to help me cope
Hoping to attract that kindred soul
With a longing that knows to wait
My heart opens up to accept the one
Forever more to be my mate

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a hundred proof

it goes up.

it goes down.

i balanced it on the tip

of my finger nail,

a shot glass cracked

and filled with blood,

sweat, and tears.

a hundred proof too.

you know baby, he got it right.

that spinning wheel’s been

goin’ round and round

in my head and my eyes

are twirling and dizzy

with my ethanol dreams.

and i wish i was

a hundred proof.

it’d be so nice to

call you and let you know,

here i am baby, now

i’m gone and goin’

places you never

dreamed i could.

you know why, baby?

cuz i’m a hundred proof.

yeah, baby, and i

got enough juice to

keep goin’ around

and round and round.

around till i die, i guess.

around till i close my

eyes and sleep and sleep

and let the ethanol dreams

swim round my head

till i drown.

but right now baby,

i’m not there yet.

fifty, maybe fifty-five?

i don’t know baby.

but i got a long way to go.

a hundred’s a long way to go.

and you’ll know, don’t you.

you’ll know when i reach

a hundred proof.

i’m be flyin’ down town

and hoppin’ from cloud

eight to nine to ten

and you’ll know baby.

you’ll know.

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