Seek

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Find the beauty

in curls of smoke

and heathered sky over

sugar-snow frosted trees

 

In cold so deep

it shimmers in ice crystals

suspended in the air

 

Find the beauty

in sharings of laughter

and stilted conversation

between estranged family

 

In aching longing

and hopes near hopeless

and joyful renewal

 

Find the beauty

in doe-soft brown eyes

carried on spindly legs

through drifts and trees

 

In open heart and innocence

stubbornly strong and wishful

fighting life’s jaded edge

 

Find the beauty

in me.

-KJ Roe

 

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Nebula

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Worlds lie behind her eyes
Galaxies of unexplored beauty
Tragedies and comedies
And whole long lives
Hopes and dreams
Endless loves and broken hearts
Landscapes lit by
Impossible light
Oceans of longings
Fed by Elysian rivers
Mountains flung against

Preternatural skies
Craggy peaks lined by
Vales and valleys half-seen
Traced by mists
Depths indiscernible
To naked eye
Breadth and width
Only to be discovered
By the most dedicated of souls

-KJ Roe

 

 

 

Elemental

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Water calls my name
The undersides of waves
Clarity
The foam illusory
Soft to touch
The violence of the whitecaps
Clashing in battle
The changing of the tide a
Moving boundary
A million shades to tease
The eye
Blues, greys, greens flecked
With silver light
The peace of unconquerable
Ferocity
Teasing the shore with its
Siren call
My soul gasping, straining
To answer

– KJ Roe

Precipitous

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Sing me your lullaby
Dancing on a tin roof
Pattering and pounding
In soothing rhythm

Tell me your verses
Of evaporated hopes
Gatherings of condensation
And falling in a new land

Whisper my name
In ripples on still waters
In chattering of dripping eaves
And kisses on shivering leaves

Grant me sweet release
Cleansing my tangled mind
Sliding on moon-white skin
Seducing me with liquid touch

-KJ Roe

Metamorphosis

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Soft and pliant
No shield
No boundaries
No protections
Now hidden, now enwrapped
As a being ensorcelled
Cocooned in layers
A chrysalis of experiences
Of losses
And breakings
And shatterings
Now emerging, now changed
A creature unexpected
Broken from layers
A freedom of scars
– They didn’t warn of the pain.

-KJ Roe

 

Offensive

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Flinging
Barbs like
Throwing stars,
Flaming arrows of
Frustrations
Boiling over
Scalding the nearest
targets,
Watching in grim
satisfaction
Tinged with guilt,
Anger and past
resentments
Held up like a shield;
The will to draw
back the string
Fueled by voices
in our heads
Chanting ‘just desserts’
and ‘consequences’
And reassurances
of being ‘right’
As we watch sparks
Flare into flames
And flames turn into
A blazing inferno
of insults
and raised voices
And offended
Righteousness,
The hatred
burying pain
and fear,
The fists of our
False courage
pummeling blindly;

Then inferno
runs out of fuel
And blaze
collapses into
ashes
And smoky anger
dissipates,
Revealing crushed
dreams and
Broken hopes
And lost relationships-

And we think that
This
is how to
Love.

-KJ Roe