Category Archives: Poetry

Bright Boats

“What do you think” she said. “A different country for every decade. To reinvent yourself and never leave a trace of your former self. Never to be left at the olive tree where we first kissed or stand on the shore watching our bright boats fade to sepia in the distance. What if each chapter

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Dear You

Dear you, I was only twenty three You were older then Dear you, you’re the one who got away Even though I told you to. Dear you. Dear you, in the starry lane Kissing me hard in the pouring rain. Dear you, with your lips like summer wine And your hands like ice. Dear you.

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Hers

Hers was a chameleon soul Flitting with the moons ebbs and whims A freewheeling compass That led her dancing in riddles A blur of soft kisses on the shoreline And kaleidoscope lights in her mirror A million smiles shattered on the landscape And split between them Each claiming he knew her Each an affinity with

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Cherry And The Bees

And so she smiled that smile. The one he thinks is real Cherry red and bitten inside A bitter stone lodged in her throat Swallowing hard keeps the bees down Churning like molten amber in her belly And swarming loudly in her chest Beneath her heart if such a thing Gulping down his medicine A

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Timeout

And his hand on my pallid forehead A dead fish hand on pure stained ice I cannot see his face but I imagine it might be expressionless yet kind. The father, the guardian, the reaper He will take me from here. I shivered, teeth rattling and hairs raised The taste metallic, a tiny drop of

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You’re Here

I don’t remember how I came to be here Myriads of ocean rainbows painting my neck and the warm around me tight as his embrace A halo of hope and love and around and there I don’t recall my feet on the sand or the first brush of blue But I’m one. Standing still in

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Fault line

Something’s broken in your ocean, a strike-slip fault, a tiny motion A space that shifts to cause commotion, a fault line in our intersection Something’s fractured and I can’t mend it, a surface tear, I can’t repair We slid past ourselves again, a rocky grind of phrase on phrase Something’s shifted and I jolted, a

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Seeking Mermaids

Take me down in the turquoise sea Where blue crabs scuttle and silver fish flee Lead me down below the waves And let’s go seeking mermaids Bring me to our silent place Where haunting echoes kiss my face Take me into kaleidoscope lights And let’s go seeking mermaids Place a white shell inside my palm

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Petals in the ashtray

Did you know there’s petals in the ashtray and there’s nothing I can do about it? I took photos, instagrammed them before but not now. Funny how we only show the springtime A never ending stretch of blossom scents and ice cream smiles Disappearing out to sea and swirling into distant castles A laughter pure

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Letters

Letters is the latest full moon inspired poem from Charli. And there it was. Some letters are just more valuable Trace the gold outline, the smooth curves C like sea or cat she stumbled Clumsy fingers grasping at the sound A silvery kiss or a sharp scratch That leaves a jagged imprint on your skin

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