Trapped

Trapped

Trapped – Digital art/poem by Wild Thing

Unable to leave
… not wanting to stay

Living
… a slow death

Wild Thing ©April 22, 2018

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Parkland

Never Again

Digital Art by Wild Thing

Quiet
Tock, tock, breath

Stillness
Heavy weight
Can’t move

Fear
Deep
Soul fear

No life
Above
Shaking

Warm
His blood
Her tears

Finally
All clear
Over

We rise
Cry
Grieve

#neveragain

Wild Thing ©April 4, 2018

On the Porch

Winona Lights

Winona Lights – photo by Wild Thing

I’m humbled to have my poem “On the Porch” featured at the Late Night Footfalls blog last month. It is a wonderful poetry blog and I haven’t seen another like it. It’s the hard work of @CletisTStump and features not only the work of poets such as myself, but his beautiful poetry as well. If you want to lose yourself in beautiful imagery and words … I suggest you take a stroll over to Late Night Footfalls and just let go.

On the Porch

across the river
the lights in Winona

Wild Thing ©February 2018

 

Pending

Sirens
Neighbors gather
Coffee cups in hand

The local Miss Havisham
Leaving her home
In a body bag

Jilted late
No children
Kept to herself
In her Mother’s home

Sailed out weekly
To purchase staples
Dressed oddly
Wild hair

Then, back home
Hidden behind closed
Doors and curtains

Her death
As was her life
A mystery

No obituary information
Pending notification
Of kin

Wild Thing ©February 17, 2018

 

Great Egress

Great Egress

Great Egress – Digital Art by Wild Thing

The clown car broke
Tears drip down
Grease painted faces

The ringmaster’s voice
Hoarse and broken
He walks away

Jugglers give up
Acrobats can’t jump
Hoops rusted away

Lions wander unfettered
Grumbles belie
Once ferocious roars

Trapezists fall
From grace into nets
Without breath

Empty popcorn cups
Cotton candy cones
Left behind

Audience of one
Gets up . . .
This way to the Great Egress

Wild Thing ©January 26, 2018