Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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After

Mirage of trees
Shimmer in reflection
Cold hard glass

Spiritless crow
Adorning the sidewalk
Window strike

The unfortunate demise of this crow gave me an opportunity to appreciate for a moment the beautiful fragility of its being. What a privilege to hold such a captivating creature before it is rendered back to dust and a poignant reminder that in a mere instant, the miracle of being can be extinguished.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #191: Being


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Quiet

As I sit in your quiet house
A lifetime of memories haunt me
Sweet snippets of laughter play
A flickering old movie reel
Until the film finally runs out
Celluloid flapping against metal
Jolts me back to reality
Past relationships lost to time
Unwilling to mask my sorrow

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #188: Mask and #189: Quiet


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Heaven

No more dances

Around the sun

She is now

Back to stardust

 In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #185: Heavens


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Heavens

Man made heavens
A meretricious imitation
To trees covered in birdsong

Don’t get me wrong, I am in awe of the human capability to create beautiful art, but nothing compares to the cosmos which is what inspires our art in the first place. Waking up under a canopy of trees by a birdsong alarm is my idea of heaven (even if my old back is stiff from sleeping on the ground).

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #185: Heavens


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Risk

From the moment we are born
Until the moment we die
Our lives are a series
Of calculated risks
That make life worth living
And ventures worth taking
When fear of regret is greater
Than the reality of danger

in response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #183: Risk


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Entangled

Tendrils of desire
Entangle my beating heart
Fragile seduction begins

My chest now empty
Shards of red around my feet
In fragmented reflection

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #176: Entangled