Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

THE LAUNDRY LIST

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(c) ep robles 2013

never awaken
me-sleepy self

for i have taken

a dreamy trip

a laundry list
i took with me
to shop a day

at life’s
other store —

it’s over-there

:: 02-13-2014 ::


SO SILLY ME

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(c) ep robles 2012

WHAT loneliness
my mind asked

my heart replied
yes it did —
a giggle-snort

yes we are
like pea in pod

relationships sail
on damanged good
and golden compass

we have a-me
and me is good

:: 02-13-2014 ::


DREAMING LIFE

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(c) ep robles 2012

i caught myself
dreaming     myself

streaming lines

disjointed     fairy tales

a seam i tripped
and pulled it back
and saw my self

dreaming life

:: 02-13-2014 ::


THE POOR BEGGAR

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(c) ep robles 2013

THE poor beggar called loneliness
no worse have I see —
tattered clothes and holes for sock
and outstretched arms —
not for money

but for love

:: 02-13-2014 ::


WEAKER SOULS

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weathered heart sun bleach
bloodstained dreams sing
tender notes ivory be
of memories past time

and longing be strained
such power still remain
but less than i wish

what gave strenght
my love to death
i fear it the most

be strong this life
and live this dream
that breath in us

a gulf that keeps
our dreams at bay
awaits weaker souls

:: 02-12-2014 ::


GESTICULATED POEM

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(c) e.p.robles 2011

I gesticulate a birth poem
bottom third trimester
dilation my wish-so
and born soon for the world

such words pleasing to you
a mother is proud but sore
and weakness a strength

how i wish to born prose
before time consumes
but life begs patience

rhythm breath contraction
pushing primal need aside
a course for life words

cry pain release love
exhausting pleases me
rest kiss hand forehead

our child pure touch
eternal love beyond
poetry born in cradle

:: 02-12-2014 ::

 


WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH

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(c) e.p.robles 2012

when the words cut so deeply
do you cry for a lost love
when a long day comes to end

and has anyone ever said
they love you in truth
chasing ghosts away most

i can say love is my heart
and what darkest sorrow
i could never give it back

and you cry death away
and life cradles you
lovely soul hold on

and listen to me now
i would rather be alone
then betray such a love

so when the wind cuts you
and when you look away
know i am always with you

:: 02-12-2014 ::


ARRANQUE

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(c0 e.p. robles 2011

Flamenco guitar tremolo string
tingle spirit umbrella drink
enticing spice taste spring
artist seduce the moment
falling lust burst reds
fire air lung moan
lost in life
lust most
love

:: 02-12-2014 ::


A RUINED CASTLE

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(c) E.P. Robles 2012

Why did you go
brilliant light
in haste you left
a speck of ember
it burns my heart

How long shall it be
like sands ebbed away
are all my hopes
a castle ruined at sea

Lovely bright my life
a taste of Spring
is what river i thirst
just a cup to drink

This i know briefly
then it goes away
ever so quietly
a tide within the sea

:: 02-12-2014 ::