Strictly Speaking

Photo A.M. Moscoso

When someone stands over you

with a gun or a badge, with an open hand or a fist

with the key to the door that you can’t exit or enter

because

they are holding a gun or a badge or their hand is closed into a fist or  they are holding the key that we need to get through that door

we are told, schooled, expected

to show

the badge

or the gun

or the fist

RESPECT

 

If you want to keep body and soul together

if you want in or out of that door

RESPECT

show  it from your knees

while  your eyes are fixed firmly on the ground.

 

Time to make our actions match our words.

When we say

Respect

we are really saying

Fear Me

Fear My Power.

 

Maybe that is why

so many of us

have problems with

RESPECT.

 

 

Daily Addiction Prompt: Respect

A Winner In Every Crowd

 

Desperation and Despair

such a lovely couple

wrapped in the loving arms

of

Delusion

wedded by

Fantasy

Reflecting through an endless wine filled night

upon

yesterdays that never happened

Crashing, collapsing, careening on the razor sharp edges of reality

where time is a brutal killer

waiting to collect it’s prize.

 

Daily Addiction Prompt: Plummet

 

 

 

 

Standing Invitation

Yes.

I am waiting

for you

to breathe your last,

to grab your chest

to close your eyes

to see the

Reaper

has my face

my smell

my touch

my voice

in your ear

in the dark

me and you

a standing invitation

     honored at last

 

Daily Addiction Challenge : Gasp

 

 

Promenade With Robert Johnson

I don’t mind the bumps in the road,

the challenging paths that  I ended up on by choice or design,

I don’t mind getting lost, being rescued, left for dead and stranded

on dusty trails to roads that go nowhere.

I just want more minutes, hours seconds in the day

so that I don’t have to rush through it all.

Promenade

with Robert Johnson

to and through

every

Sunrise and Moon rise I can find.

 

Inspired By The Daily Additions Prompt ” Promenade

First In The First

I know

you

I had you

figured out.

How dare

you

be something

else

                                                                                 be someone else

how dare you

make me doubt

my reality

                                                                                         Here

I am God

where  the Songs of Snohomish

In the First,

  trapped forever

 in the First

                                                                                   drone like bees

lost in a field

under a blazing  unforgiving  summer

Sun

mindlessly

endlessly

pointlessly

Ostinato.

First In The First

Ostinato.

 

 

 

                                                                             Daily Prompt: Broken

Before You Know It

Rest, who needs it?

All I have ever wanted to do was run, dream, watch the stars fall

Pulled away from the clock from an endless morning and it’s soft cool touch

Ignoring the second hand, wearing down it’s face

Did you hear the alarm go off? I haven’t. Not yet. Not today.

Daily Prompt: Rapid