I haven’t been in a print publication since the 1990’s…

Edited by Susi Bocks


I wrote three haiku’s called persona way back in February of 2020 for Susi’s I write her Blog Feature, The Short of it found here. Susi was one of the first bloggers I made a connection with when I started this blog in 2018. This will be the first time in decades since I’ve had something published in print. In the 90’s I had a poem in some publication for The National library of poetry, as well as multiple zines (including my own). It is a great honor to be among the talented poets who are included in this first volume. Thanks Kindly, Susi. You Rock 😁💯

My 5 foot 4 Savior (A Curtal Sonnet)…

That for which does not define me, said I.

Only thy love knows thy beats and measures.

Thy love is of the purest and demure.

My love for her I will never deny.

She soothes my pains and offers me pleasures.

She has the confidence to reassure,

that burden’s are overcome by hurdles.

She at times succumbs, to her own pressures.

Her frenzied muddled mind at times unsure.

With perseverance there are reversals.

We endure.


**Authors Note: Expect more poetry from yours truly, it’s my way of getting through whatever darkness that grabs a hold of me and won’t let go. In this case it’s dealing with what I left three years ago at my job only to come to terms that nothing has truly changed in returning to the department I left. I honestly thought by now, people would’ve matured into how they manage, I was mistaken. I needed to expel the pain and instead of wallowing in my own misery, the rhyme scheme and structure of this style of Sonnet coupled with listening to classical music and sitting across from my beautiful wife, the poem morphed into a love poem in the purest sense.**

Word Wednesday- Revelation 1:3…

January 6, 2021

Infamy

but not unexpected

the fool

encourages

chaos THE MINION’S TAKE CHARGE

the incomer

damns the fool

says as a whole we are

and have been better

the truth is

we are not

these are our true colors

For over 400 years WE ARE ON REPEAT CYCLE

I want to be inspired

by the words of the incomer

but it’s just the same old, same old

the fool ? Well, he just continues to play the fool

and the minions ? If capable of this ?

no one is truly safe

the problem will never be eradicated

IT TRULY IS THE END OF DAYS