Friday, 29 April 2011


after i laid my stepping stone down
like a welcoming mat, i took up
a new kind of prayer and i called it
the one in which i forget

i do not know whose hand it was
that pulled me along
but i remember a girl with dark tresses
and eyes like icicles saying let go and
a fiery woman with sprites in her fingers
and legs wide open

i remember the way it felt when
it all made sense, and the newborn
hopes taking shape in poems about
fingertips walking down backbones

if only i could say

i remember the smell of burning
the ani difranco songs drawing
spirals round my throat and
the indecision that tried to be
subtle on the armrest

if only i did not talk so loud
about things that don't really matter

i remember wishing i could pray,
stand in rows like the women
in coats and neat little shoes
and wanting more than anything
a home for my hands
and my questions

but my gods are busy playing
scrabble, and home?
that is where i left my heart
when i decided to jump


  1. I really love this poem. I can identify with the emotion, the confusion, the frustration, The Gods, playing scrabble with peoples lives. Love it. Great job!

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  3. BLESS YOU..

    Thanks for sharing.

    well penned ,

  4. This poem is absolutely beautiful =) Love it!

  5. Lovely poem.
    Be blessed.