La Lune

Oh how that mysterious moon

rises so soon

filling the night

with peaceful light

 

Her crescent is extremely sharp

like strings on harps

brings you to tears

erasing fears

 

Always she waxes and she wanes

across the plains

amongst the stars

but never far

 

 


New format for me; a minute poem… thought I’d give it a try ūüėČ

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Here And Now I Stand

HERE AND NOW I STAND.

My black magic edifying to those around me who accept and encourage it,

             and alarmingly unclear to those who don’t.

Their disquietude written on faces and seen in body language so rigid

             their confederate flag waves ever so slightly with each tremble of clenched fists.

Before me, these men, women, and children in white, pointy hats and spidery tattoos shrieking abrasive words all the while trying to make me relinquish my power.

             As if I would do such a thing.

 

HERE AND NOW I STAND.

Behind me and beside me I am joined by others:

             Those with melanin in various tints and tones

             Those with power as strong as my own

             Those whose stories may or may not have been tragic

             Those who are radiant with their own brown and black magic

We have taught, and will continue to teach, our children, and our brother’s and sister’s that we cannot be silent. We will not slip quietly into the background as our humanity is questioned.

 

HERE AND NOW WE STAND.

I’m Stuck! Time to Surf.

Ok so I’ve been stuck in this poem I’m writing and I was putzing around on the internet for a bit. When lo and behold, I came across an article written 6 months ago that mentions a sadistic writing app. Well I couldn’t resist. It’s called The Most Dangerous Writing App. Basically, you choose your time anywhere from 3 minutes to 60 minutes and just type. The catch is if you stop writing for 5 seconds, the whole thing DELETES! It’s crazy and stressful and fanfreakingtastic. At like 1 second of not typing, the edges of the page start turning red and at 5 seconds.. it’s all red and gone.

Here’s the app:¬†http://www.themostdangerouswritingapp.com/

Here’s the original article I read:¬†https://www.wired.com/2016/03/sadistic-writing-app-deletes-work-stop-typing/

 

Here’s what I ended up writing:¬†mdwa

I’m at work and I was just going to type a few words to see how it went. Then I got all involved haha.

It ended up answering my question about saving when I was done. Love it.

Did it help me solve my poem issue? Not at the moment, but I was still writing right? Right. And that’s basically the point.

 

Now back to that poem… Or better yet, back to work for my last 34 minutes THEN back to the poem ūüėČ