crumbled and rolled

Recurring Dream 10/20/2014

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Appreciate your teeth.
I lose mine twice a week in my sleep.
Instinctual, like birds migrating south
They clamber, bloodied, out of my mouth
Their enamel feet leaving tracks in the street.
Gumming on food I long to eat,
I’m unable to stop their retreat.
Appreciate your teeth.


Almost Triolet 02/22/2015

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I know exactly what kind of old man you’ll be.
But can you imagine an elderly me?
You’ll take slices of lemon in your tea,
You know exactly what kind of old man you’ll be:
An old grump still blaming your problems on Bri.
What awaits us in the realm of possibility?
I know exactly what kind of old man you’ll be.
But can you see elderly you with elderly me?


Overextended 12/02/2014

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Lavender, sandalwood, patchouli,
Musky like over-steeped mint tea
Scent recalls a fragrant memory
Of a rescuer to my rescuee.

Unable to reciprocate my devotion,
His distance spawned a supernova of emotion
A beautiful mess, a stunning implosion,
So please pardon my corrosion.

My whole world folded in like origami,
But y’know, it’s funny:
That’s role reversal. c’est la vie.


Cosmia 11/20/2014

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I thought you were me, once.
Drawn to unmistakable radiance
Like a moth unafraid to fly
Into the light it loves, lest it die:
Such a sun was my fiery fate.

In retrospect, I should have realized
I’m the only me.


hello? 11/15/2014

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Hey everyone, thanks for following my blog. If you’ve enjoyed my poetry, I’d love to hear a little about what it is that interests you about it. I’ve been posting my writing here for over five years, and I have never gotten too much traffic up until the past year or so when I started tagging my poems. I’ve always just assumed people don’t care about poetry, so I’ve never promoted this blog at all. But I gain a few followers each time I post and tag a poem now, and I’m curious as to what drew you here.

I’d appreciate any feedback you have to offer, and again, thanks for reading.


Humpty 11/13/2014

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Eggshell fine
With a slight sheen of wine,
In increments I’ll inch there.

I cracked once before, you know.

Caught in a sudden emotional squall,
I was so enthralled I fell off the wall.
It took all my men
to mend me again.

I wouldn’t recommend it at all.


Live it through

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All these years accumulated
Mean nothing to you.
Yet each Shabbat
I’m reminded I’m rich,
Since she who is wealthy
Is one content with her lot.



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