The Lasting Hunger of Stars

The Lasting Hunger of Stars

 

Everyone thinks of love.

Everything seems to be about love.

I dream about kissing

the stars and the ground.

Where we cast our air and tread upon.

I’d like to think I write

something other than food

that becomes the nesting of safety.

 

H

 

 

 

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Mustard

Mustard

 

Can I have some on the side

and give me some honey.

Mix it with the vinegar

and the mustard seed.

Paste on your skin and

beam in the sunlight

We pretend we are the sun

and color ourselves with rays of gold.

Let’s get old and brown.

 

You

You

A late Valentine’s Day poem…

 

You can see

That I love you

We’re one and two

Just me and you.

You’re really all I need

 

Like puzzles and paints

We’re not the same

Now new not plain

But who can blame

You’re really all I need

 

We see each other

Just one another

Telling us the time

We’re stuck in sublime

You’re really all I need

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Days of Poetry: Day #11

30 Days of Poetry: Day #11

Day 11: Write a poem based on your favorite lyric

 

I am overcome by the process of living

With what they throw back and what I can catch

And I try to pull the buckets of tears over my sail

To take me out to the vastness.

And I see your arms and a stretch it made

From your skin brought a wave

Of a happy disaster, what a surprise.

And as the wave cast, Your sweat pushed me through,

To the undiscovered temples.

And your words salted my tongue and eyes

As bubbles orbed around me

And we floated past the waving grass.

 

H

 

“My life in an upturned boat, marooned on a cliff
You brought me a great big flood
And you gave me a lift
To care, what a gift
You tell me with your tongue
And your breath was in my lungs
And you float over the rift”

“Simple Song” by The Shins