That means we are 60 days away from
and most importantly of all
the ” ber ” months
are upon us.
The Monsters and Devils
inside of my head
were born in the daylight
lined with trees
white picket fences
their inhuman visages carved
by symphony of vanilla, soulless voices
wishing me good morning, asking me how I’ve been
saying without a care, “you look so nice today girlfriend”
Inspired by The Daily Addictions Prompt: AWRY
When my mind chooses to wander
on it’s own
I go back
to my childhood home
that sits above a haunted Valley
where ghosts live in the trees and the cemetery that overlooks the Ocean
is not quiet and the dead do not sleep.
A dreadful apparition, faceless, shrouded in shadows,
stands at my bedroom window,
by my aged dolls and my toy dog
with the crooked neck
as it waits
for the child it haunted this home
I miss you my unchanging revenant
and one day
maybe one evening
I will return
we will bedevil the night
Daily Addictions Prompt: Reverse
A Haunting poem from The Lonely Author.
You will LOVE this.
This little thing was inspired by a recent conversation……
Her metaphors possess me
like a supernatural entity
clinging to my soul in desperation
Refusing to release me
as if it never had a body
to claim as its own
The ghosts in her verses
engrave poetry on tombstones
inside the graveyard of my heart
As her poetry eternally echoes
for her words are spirits
forever haunting me
Photo from Google Images
does not make my heart pound
it does not make
my blood race
makes my heart flutter
like when love
inside of my Soul.
Daily Addictions Prompt: Flutter
There is a Maple tree outside of my kitchen window much like the one in the picture above.
When I am cooking or watering my Jade plant I take the time to look into the tree and see if the leaves are turning to fall colors yet.
They are not turning colors.
They leaves are green and still firmly attached to the Maple trees branches.
I’ve never hated a tree so much in my life.
It’s been brutally hot by Pacific Northwest standards, the air has been until recently filled with smoke from raging forest fires outside of our State and those leaves, some of you will be glad to read, have not gone into shock and dropped early.
I am someone who loves the Fall- short days, long nights and with any luck those nights will be cold and call for me to bundle up when I walk my dog, Hamish Macbeth, in the evening. There is something about the sound of leaves- dry ones coated with the finest layer of frost – crunching under my feet and Hamish’s paws that makes me want to walk slower and farther into the Fall evening then I would on a Spring or Summer Evening.
When Hamish Macbeth and I are out on those evening walks and the leaves are crumbling under foot and paw, I believe I feel like I am dancing on the graves of thousands of dead Spring mornings and thousands of Sun drenched Summer days.
As I wrote that thought down I must admit I smiled.
I laughed a little too.
When I go home tonight, I will try to take my time to getting to my kitchen window. I will try to not pull the blinds up right away. I will not hope against hope that the leaves will be turning blood red and that some will have already fallen to the ground where they will shortly meet me and Hamish Macbeth on our brisk and purposeful Evening walk.
The Season must change. It’s the way things are.
We are born, we blossom, we soak up the world around us and then we give up the ghost and move along to someplace else.
The problem is, some of us take our sweet time about it- like that Maple tree outside of my kitchen window.
For now I shall try to be a little more patient.
I will make more of an effort to be in tune with Mother Earth and Mother Nature and the passage of time and I will not think about my well sharpened axe and well used machete hanging in my storage shed.
Daily Addictions Prompt: Approach