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long legged recluse (haiku)

I am caught up in

your sticky threaded prison;

your reluctant prey.

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I’m firmly ensnared.

Your silky, sweet sounding lies

have woven a web.

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A gauze-like blindfold

distorts my vision of you,

but I still see you.

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Hairs raise, skin tingles

as I await your venom

poisonous or not.

~Melanie Thomason

9/9/2017

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he made me

 

his boyish grin and twinkling eyes

penetrated my hard earned armor

and made it impossible to resist him

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

 

 

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released

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released! no longer must he suffer in this living hell

his soul has broken free from his emaciated shell

his time on Earth is over without a single word

his spirit now is flying as if a wing’ed bird

~Melanie Thomason

9/6/2017

 

 

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Keep Calm? Never!

Keep Calm?

Keep it together

Together we can

Together forever

Forever and a day

Forever fighting

Fighting for equality

Fighting for what is right

Right to be heard

Right to choose

Choose Peace

Choose an end to violence

Violence against children

Violence against women

Women are warriors

Women attack

Attack injustice

Attack hate

Hate speech

Hate crimes

Crimes against Nature

Crimes against us all

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

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alone (2 ways)- haiku

as a phantom limb

I can only imagine

the warmth of your love

~Melanie Thomason

9/6/2017

 

finally alone

dancing beneath the moonlight

she is free, to be

~Melanie Thomason

9/6/2017

 

 

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Chicago

They say big cities are melting pots

And it is true

But some cities are better chefs

And Chicago

has been simmering a long time

creating a depth of flavor

all it’s own

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

Just reflecting back on my lovely trip to Chicago a little over a year ago.  🙂

 

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warden -micropoetry

The prison door is wide open

your fear is the only warden

~Melanie Thomason

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Undoing (with audio)

Black

on grey

on twilight,

the purple dusk

and bruised toenail

sliver of moon.

The trees

are dark beasts

on the horizon

and I rode- I strode,

on my own two-feet

to the gallows,

the sad-sweet moment

of my undoing

its not magic

but something else

altogether—

Like a first smile,

like a newly found element.

Something else,

yes, something else entirely.

There is a face in the moon,

a skull,

a dry, dead grinning thing

and it is this,

it is always this

I return to.

~Melanie Thomason

2013

 

This poem is from my first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words

get it here!

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