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Prayers And Wishes: Shadorma

PRAYERS AND WISHES

We all cross
Our fingers (heart and
Hope to die)
For ourselves
And once we understand why
For all others too

Rethink And Challenge

Love In A Mist: Senryu

LOVE IN A MIST

Once having been stung
Hallucinations begin
The insect’s long gone

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For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Faded Photos: Cinqku

FADED PHOTOS

Lost love
Long past days
Present echoes
Whisper among the trees
Old news
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Petrified: Four By Six

PETRIFIED

Quivering on the brink
Too nervous to engage
Deep breath … Jump! Don’t you think
Time’s come to act our age?

Ask Anyone

ASK ANYONE

Love
Is scary
Ask anyone
Who knows
How scary
Love is

Ball And Chain

BALL AND CHAIN

The love of your life
So sweet, so all-embracing
So dear, so costly

Weekend Wake-up Call (An acrostic)

WEEKEND WAKE-UP CALL

Stealthily,
Awakening
Tickles
Under
Rustling
Duvet
Arouse
Yearning

Secondhand Living (Republished)

SECONDHAND LIVING

Your very own death watch beetles*
Mark seconds, minutes, hours
Then days, weeks, months and years
Their insistent ticking unheard by your ears
Fine tuned instead to mental scurrying
Myriad mind maps, multiplex memories
Journeys undertaken or imagined
Varicoloured projections outdoing
Any Hollywood lollapalooza†
With anadipsic* dreams gushing
While hearts intertwine to the tune
Of Bonaparte’s Retreat or are blown apart
To morph into gory gut wrenching disasters
And you follow your feet down the street
Oblivious to the momentous truth
That moment by moment
You are acting against green screen

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* Death watch beetle – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathwatch_beetle.

† Lollapalooza – an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance. (Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.)

* Anadipsic – An enchantment that requires a tremendous amount of personal arcane energy. (https://spellmonger.fandom.com/wiki/Anadipsic
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Take Off

TAKE OFF

Taking off
Like a butterfly

Taking off
Like a startled starling

Taking off
A well known character

Taking off
Like a jet fighter

Taking off
A burdensome disguise

Taking off
A shirt, a skirt, our underclothing

Taking off
Into the unknown

Taking on now
Disguise in love with you

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