Quiet Flutter

Calm water ripple photograph

I have no rhymes for you, no metaphors And sonnets are old-fashioned. I could compare you to something beautiful, Compare you to the Moon undressing of her pride To bathe in a turquoise lagoon Garlanded with coral reefs And fanned by palms and birds of paradise. But you are nothing like that You are Swish-whoosh-twinkle-twinkle-flutter-flutter … Continue reading Quiet Flutter

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Gradients

Sunset over hills. blue sky

Why do you make me sad even when you make me happy? What is it in your laughter that wounds me even as it makes me whole? And why does your silence carry the weight of burdens yet to come? Your looks sometimes are arrows. Your words sometimes are spears. When anger comes upon you … Continue reading Gradients

Time, Our Mutual Foe

Woman walking in autumn original watercolor painting

Have you seen a beautiful woman rushing past you, her hair waving goodbye, her skirt flapping about her like wings? Was not time doing her a great injustice? Was not time  mocking you? Time undressed her of you. Time did to her everything he wanted to. * Image: Original watercolor painting (c) AntigoniArtGallery