destiny

"Destiny, Part 2"

how can she go
A WHOLE YEAR

[building futile memories,
posing together in snapshots,
sharing underappreciated intimacies
with a man she proclaims as a "drunk"]

seemingly unsure...

and yet
AFTER THREE WEEKS

[the better man
whom she's attracted too
with a beautiful mind
and great sense of humor
who happens to be
the "most wonderful man she's ever met"
and, dare I say..."loves her"]

KNOW?

[how can she go
A WHOLE YEAR
seemingly unsure...
and yet
AFTER THREE WEEKS
KNOW?]

The answer is in the question:

"Do you believe in destiny?"

Author's Notes/Comments: 

for Twilla, 2001 

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"Continuum"

by Jeph Johnson

 

I sorted through old papers,
letters and scribbles and spiral notebooks
pondering poems to jump start
recollecting thoughts I might have forgotten
finding only fragmented feelings
I wondered the reasons
to hold onto these remnants
nothing from the past seemed to matter any more
right now they are just lying there
in a pile under my desk
perhaps they've not made me who I am today
but who I'll be tomorrow

Author's Notes/Comments: 

2001 

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A Place for You.

Folder: 
Death

A Place For You

 

The morning suns rays catch my face.
Though it's light and warmth touch me not.
For I?m cold as the clay.

Forever skywards I face.
While my marble pillow changes to white from grey.
Vivid coloured flowers gently sway.

No scent, no sound, no taste, and no touch.
No longer the hunger that consumed so much.
While your tears help cleanse my soul.

We lived as we died, freemen and proud.
Hard men who led hard lives.
Fatherless children, husband-less wives.

The blade I pass to you.
Keep it sharp and sure,
Let your aim be true.

And when it's over.
Be sure to know
I've kept a place for you.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

There's always room for one more.

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