Wednesday, March 21, 2018

shade of enterprise

viewed from aerie gen'rally
the small stuff looks just fine

up close revealed are warts and boils
and other scabrous sign

upon their color length and smell
I often will opine

bird brains in charge they just can't tell
cavorting in their crime

until the gestalt starts to swell
cusp shriveled on the vine

and then the squawking straight from hell
just make it go away

but revelation of the costs
too hard to try and sway

the way the things have always been
another bandage o'er the sin
a song and dance secures the win
until we're truly well done in

and thus the end of day

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Monday, March 12, 2018


stranger things
i haven't seen
keep coming back for more
a single breath hold
at a time
between i float
and feel sublime
but drawn to dive
beneath the line
divides where i belong
from where i want to be
the price the burn
for breath of life
how alien must seem
to all the fishes
in the dream
of where i want to be

© 2018 Frederick Andrew ~ All Rights Reserved

Inspired by one of RC deWinter's shorties with selfies.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

knowing when

pay attention to the silence
it is not an invitation
to make echoes of your loneliness
a public supplication

much more likely indication
of desires gone awry
expectation misalignment
nascent friendship going dry

just how long have you poured water
down the throat of that spent well
with the knowledge that fulfillment
has the snowball's chance in hell

and that certainty of motive
is not someplace wise to dwell
for the truth is somewhere in between
a hoped for exothermic dream
with embers guarded jealously

better let the echoes fade
invite silence to pervade
and the embers cool to ash

only then will hope remain
a crystal unexpressed refrain
for which you listen
in knowing silence

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thirty four

happy reminder
goodness can last a lifetime

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