Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Never Far From the 60's ~ Music in Me


Rebellion was Joplin and losing pieces of my heart to a crush.



Love thought it wanted freedom until rainbows became empty echoes.


Some people born to wave the flag believed peace came from the biggest gun.  

©Susie Clevenger 2020


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Insect and Soul ~ Tanka


cicada night song
echoes through my stone pillow
the shrill crying fills
empty spaces in my soul
stars candle our communion

©Susie Clevenger 2020



Monday, February 3, 2020

Dark Toast ~ Poetry Sentences


The month of April delivers muddy boots and knees that can predict the weather.


Pain leaves us with memories rewriting sunny days into an American Horror Story.


A book takes me away from dirty dishes that remind me dinner could have used a better cook.


©Susie Clevenger 2020



Friday, January 31, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

And So It Begins ~ Candlelight Troiku

a new year
rising from wild seas
a few stars

filling
the glass with candlelight
champagne

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)



a new year
appears on my calendar
worn days refurbished

rising from wild seas
I look to hope
to bring me freedom

a few stars
write their exclamations
across the moon

©Susie Clevenger 2020



filling
idle hours
with memories

the glass with candlelight
warms shadows
I’m afraid to enter

champagne
and a toast to forgetting
walks me away from pain

©Susie Clevenger 2020