What The Mind Forgets, The Heart RemembersFor Linda C. decades of dayslived togetherburnt toastflooded basementmice in walls where minutes lap like Lake Erie warmed in the hot summer sunlost breath after sexholding handseyes that talk the soul writes your storyon the chamber walls in your heartstucks in the meaty foldsunknowns that paralyzeoffspring in painlupus latching on the… Continue reading Poem 22 – What The Mind Forgets, The Heart Remembers
break A convergence of too many thoughtsStutters the clutch so I brake [break] Consider the white eyebrow I pluckedHow it didn’t hurt when I yanked it out Like it was waitingTo be chosen Blue Sky reveals herselfMakes a statement of reclamation This day belongs to us she exclaimsShe is another kind of waiting another… Continue reading Poem 21 – break
YIN - LISTENING Sigh into a comfortable seated positionInhale deeplyLet your rib cage crack openReach in and gently remove your heart(this will not hurt)Rest it on your left knee Let your breath steadyClose your eyesInvite your soul to exit through the opening in your chestWait The soul moves at its own pace When your soul peeks… Continue reading Poem 20 – YIN LISTENING
Oscar - I Oscar is royalty from souls past & this one too.His paw is to be kissed when he holds it out in frontof your face which he does several times a day. He is part polar bear part 80-year-old man part jokerjoy-filled drooler. He’s bow-legged when he runswhich is rare for his main… Continue reading Poem 19 – Oscar I
The Work of Light I sit cross-legged on the sofatuck a stick of selenite into the waistband of my polka-dot pajamasso it presses against my left lower back I close my eyeslay in a field of wildflowers &tall grasses like the man tells me The sky opensa column of white lighttornadoes over my body Heal my… Continue reading Poem 18 – The Work of Light & Book Launch Date Announced!
Task TodayBetween the Laundry & cookingOver the paperwork & Under the footsteps I will contemplate the stars *FREE* Virtual Poetry Workshop - Spots still open but filling up quickly! Please join me for a three-hour poetry workshop: Intro to Poetry: The Past, The Present, The Power! When: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 10am -1pm Where:… Continue reading Poem 17 – Task
Before The Book Is Born - Part I in a straightjacketmy soul treadsback & forthdiagonal & circularpaths eroding thefloor of my Belonging she bangs her headagainst steel wool wallswon’t eatwon’t drink can’t sleepfor the lunatic lyricsmean melodies tothe Songs of Fearceaseless in the spacelike poison I do not belongcarved in a cornerfrom before Love watches waits Linda… Continue reading Poem 16 – Before The Book Is Born Part I
Amaryllis II I kiss the white waist of her petal closestto my face after I open the curtainsin the living room In response she arches into my cheekwe both smile Then in the kitchenon the crumb-sweateredcutting board – a wishbone in waitdried for weekscrusted in muscle I pick it upconsider the act of a two-persontradition reducedto one Consider the consequence oftesting fortune… Continue reading Poem 15 – Amaryllis II