Impasse

Daisy Mae: September 2000 - April 2016
Daisy Mae: September 2000 – April 2016

Impasse

I don’t understand
why life must end

I mean
my mind can crunch
the number theories bunch
enough to say
okay
that would be bad
but my will is strong
and my heart fights
to keep all the lights
on

Then when endings hit
too close to home
I scream
don’t leave me
behind
not this time
Nevertheless
I’m not ready to go
just yet
I fret
life is too precious
I must cling to every breath

still
there’s a fly on my desk
and I am left
bereft of any answers
except

I miss her…

RIP Daisy Mae 4/30/16

© LTM 4/30/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

SkyBird Bound

flutterby by chaosia
flutterby by chaosia

SkyBird Bound
   -for my Sister

Take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

Dragons don’t dream
of places that seem
any better than this
or reminisce
over fallen stars
and their memoirs
Time marches on
too soon it’s all gone
They explore possibilities
with ease in the breeze
where landings are seen
few and farther between
Everything
becomes wing
Flight becomes sight
tears become might
heart becomes art
to the end from the start
and love for love’s sake
is never a mistake

So take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

© LTM 4/27/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Built to Last

kiss from a rose by kaphrin
kiss from a rose by kaphrin

Built to Last

How do we know
we’re in love

Is it a deep longing
a strong knowing
a profound mutual respect

Or could it be
that we
spent so much time
learning what love isn’t

When that doesn’t show up
we are relieved
by peace
let our defenses slip
and trip
into something
we never want to release

I think
single file
our experiences
with love and anti-love
march down the aisle
and before we know it
twenty years of
a lifetime commitment
has passed

We no longer have to ask
we just know
we built us to last

© LTM 4/26/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26