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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anticipating Vapor

she waits

black leather
skin-covered secret
concealed by un-washable fear

she sparks

silent, starred anticipation
familiar visitors
never revealed

she drags

swept, scooped, and sold
recyclable trash for
another day

she burns

molted shell tossed
in shame, in trust
in agony

she ashes
©Andrea Laws (Author) December 14th, 2014


strings of volume cannot increase the
curiosity of this song
his memory
hidden in empty adventures
his reflections
guided by illegitimate contributions

a fire withstands the horizon
between water and sky
delicate hands flounder the slick deck
foolishness is her ship and
she was happy to climb aboard

bare skin shines moonlight turning
slumber into waves with
his lies
claiming their space in
empty pockets

her face
pushed underneath murkiness of uncertainty;
a misguided seeker
trying to cross new land

she longed in greeting ocean life;
to crystallize a moment in a
dark and deserted shallow as
laughter above
gives way to the power of the stones

©Andrea Laws (Author) March 5th, 2014

For Alice

the way you move;
the way you speak
inspirations we hope to keep

screaming at the night
listening to your words of might
we dispensed the existence of our fright

your music shall carry on
awaking this reality’s dawn
dominating generations now and beyond

proud to keep praising
proud to keep shouting

Alice!  Alice!  Alice! 

First appeared in Stars in Our Hearts, published by the World Poetry Movement (2012)

©Andrea Laws (Author) May 18th, 2015