Category: Poem

Dad’s Ashes

Dad’s Ashes

I remember brother’s call that morning,Then seeing you motionless on the bed.Your wife, confused and frantic in mourning.Your eyes, at rest in…

Anxiety

Anxiety

Photo by Ellen Auer on Unsplash This life is a thin mirror.I tense—it cracks andsplinters—out of control.Refractions of glassreveal my scared face,before its glittering shardsscatter…

Dad’s Shadow

Dad’s Shadow

Photo by Jongsun Lee on Unsplash umbraI can’t escape Dad’s shadowIt follows me everywhere I…Go! I wanted to be betterTo straighten this crooked road penumbraBut…

Sehnsucht der Tochter

Sehnsucht der Tochter

Little one, you’re always longingCrying out, “I want to go home”Waiting is only prolongingThe feeling that you’re all alone Little one, “Home…

Parking Lot Tree

Parking Lot Tree

I feel sorry for the tree in a parking lot. He wants to soak in the sun but its golden rays are barred by these…

New Eden

New Eden

I opened my eyesAnd saw only darkness. The core of forbidden fruit,Lying in thorns and thistles.Sinking in soil like teeth,Injecting all its…

My Greatest Art

My Greatest Art

The greatest art that comes from me Won’t be a poem or PhD I’m often pulled by vanity A slave to what…

Onward in Life’s Armada

Onward in Life’s Armada

I have one little ship in life’s armada. It’s not a perfect vessel, but it’s mine for now. There are times when…

The Builder Levels Me

The Builder Levels Me

I’m a firefly boasting of his tail to the sun. Better is a child crying for milk. I was building a castle…

Solid Rock

Solid Rock

I’ve seen mighty men fall Men stronger than you Die. If the ground is shaky The house will Fall. But I’ve seen…

It’s Almost Real

It’s Almost Real

We walk through a garden Made of plastic. The synthetic scent of flowers Fills the air. A mouthful of this river water…