Purple's Platitudes

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Sonnet X

03 December 2011

Sonnet X

 

The first table, with a view of the street,

patiently waiting for inspiration

to join me at the table’s empty seat,

I create space in my isolation.

I have often wondered if writing must

be a solitary pursuit for me.

Perhaps the process needs that kind of trust,

but poetry demands community.

I’ve tried to deny I need anyone

for validation, or even support,

and perhaps I do not, but connections

should be treasured, not seen as last resorts.

So I am learning to give and receive,

in the power of words, I still believe.

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Christmas Sparkle Celebration

03 December 2011

Christmas Sparkle Celebration

 

Sightseeing at night,

a voyeur’s social parade,

free entertainment.

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Second Opinions

03 December 2011

Second Opinions

 

He called the psychic

hotline number on TV

and got put on hold.

Seventy bucks to find out

what he already knew!

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I know what I mean

03 December 2011

I know what I mean

 

What I do not want,

I could have without question.

Sometimes, I’m tempted,

but I cannot be that way,

even when it is offered.

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Pep Talk No 31

03 December 2011

Pep Talk No. 31

 

Which is easier,

criticism or praise? Choose

to be positive!

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Mmmmm

03 December 2011

Mmmmm

 

It’s freezing outside,

peppermint hot chocolate

warms me up inside.

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May I

03 December 2011

May I

 

May I

caress

your soul,

touch you

deeper

than our

needs of

the moment,

beyond

desire

to touch

your flesh

and taste

your mouth,

inhale

your scent,

and drown

in you?

 

May I

caress

your soul,

connect

with the

part of

you that

no one

ever

gets close

enough

to see?

 

May I

caress

your soul,

your hopes,

your dreams,

your thoughts,

and your

feelings,

all your

secrets,

safely

locked up,

hidden

until

now?

 

May I

caress

your soul,

without

distrust,

or fear,

knowing

you as

I am

also

willing

to be

known?

 

May I

caress

your soul

with mine,

blending,

sharing,

growing

as both

us and

as I,

helping,

learning,

loving,

living,

until

the end

of time?

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