When Bubbles Pop

Sometimesthe bubbly smiling girlturns quietExhausted from her platonic friendship being once again opportunistically taken advantage of Burnt outfrom being co-opted as          the manic pixie dream girlfriend in a non-existentrelationship Sometimesthe girl withthe guardedheart sighs Yet again breaking a heart and a friendshipYet again breaking a greedy heart and an unequal friendship She owes nothingShe will … Continue reading When Bubbles Pop

Inspired by; Not based upon

Some real life circumstancesDraw in a poet's glances That type of surveillanceInspires poetic comeuppanceThen other memories take tractionThe original inspiration a mere fractionThus forming a level of abstraction That doesn't expect any personal reactionSo before you assume my culpability In writing distinctly about you, a liabilityI advise you don't discount my capabilityOf expertly citing deniable … Continue reading Inspired by; Not based upon

Baby Gibbon

Mama swings Branch to branchBaby taps one branch Runs across the grassTo tap the other Mama eats lunch Baby climbs the tree Just above Mama's headStands and tumbles Off Mama's shoulders Baby swings Around the tree Climbs intoMama's lap A quick cuddleJumps up Swings around The tree trunk Some more Papa swings Onto the branch … Continue reading Baby Gibbon

Foregone

He played leap frogJumping to conclusionsTwo logical connections Ahead, assuming the epilogueShe crossed her arms And let him go running away Knowing at the end of the dayHe'd lost all of his previous charms