Archive for ‘Christine.R.’

June 28, 2017

Subway, Study in Black

by braveandrecklessblog

I sit motionless

among strangers

surrounded by steel and glass

united in suspended animation

in moving darkness

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June 19, 2017

Ephemeral

by braveandrecklessblog

Wanderer

passing through

slivers of place and time

unconsciously dropping pieces of

my heart

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June 16, 2017

All That is Left

by braveandrecklessblog

achingly

sadness

feels like

drifting

like

falling

like 

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June 12, 2017

Secret Lives of Girls

by braveandrecklessblog

Memories of summer nights

sky midnight silk

studded with diamonds

my heart beating fast

with you sitting next to me

on a scratchy plaid blanket

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June 2, 2017

Cats Eye

by braveandrecklessblog

Your words roll toward me

across the table of silence

like cats eye marbles

that I can pick up and examine

wonder at the jewel toned beauty

the sculptured moments captured inside

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May 30, 2017

A Voice Like Lava Flowed

by braveandrecklessblog

Once I whispered my truths

to the unfeeling dawn

unheard

my words began to build up

choke me

overtake me

and in the stifling silence

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May 30, 2017

The Shape of You (Rae’s Song Revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

Tiny white lights twinkle

nocturnal noises provide a rhythm

for conversation’s give and take

We wrap each other gently in words

painting a night sky canvas together

giving glimpses

of our separate worlds

universes apart

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May 26, 2017

First Timer

by braveandrecklessblog

Response poem to S Francis’s (SailorPoet) poem In the Cafe  All are welcome at the Go Dog Go Cafe


I stand getting wet in cold rain

watching through plate glass windows

edges fogged

rendering the scene inside

a soft feathered oval

Aroma of coffee

faint but distinct

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May 26, 2017

All or Nothing

by braveandrecklessblog

My imagination was captivated this morning by the lyrics of Ryan Montbleau’s All or Nothing


The minutes

hours

weigh heavily

upon my shoulders

in the aching night

where I replay

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May 25, 2017

The Jealous Rain

by braveandrecklessblog

A jealous rain

fell from the envious sky

soaked your clothes

translucent

caressed your hair

like a lover

left lingering droplets on your eyelashes

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May 24, 2017

A Suitable Period of Mourning

by braveandrecklessblog

I do not have a closet

full of mourning clothes

I have never

inked the names of my dead

on my tender forearms in black

in solemn homage

The list too long

my arms too short

to box with god

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May 22, 2017

You

by braveandrecklessblog

Your eyes are sometimes

All I can think of

When I lie here alone at night

In the bed we used to share

How you used to

Lie here next to me

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May 21, 2017

Devout

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by S.K. Nicholas prose piece Sweetheart


I have worn my armor

so devoutly

buckled on thick titanium plates

donned my Templar helm

until only eyes

only mouth

were visible

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May 20, 2017

Petals

by braveandrecklessblog

Peeling back my layers

Slowly, gently, carefully

One by one

Like the petals of a zinnia bud

 

My instinct is usually

To stay your hand

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May 19, 2017

The Gifts I am Given

by braveandrecklessblog

The mirror  that I look

at myself in is

old

dark

fractured

wavy

distorted

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May 18, 2017

Her Name Was December

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by the name of a Matthew Mayfield song


Her name was December

she blew in with the last autumn leaves

swirling red, yellow and orange

‘round her head

She could be warm

like golden lights in a window

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May 17, 2017

Waking Dreams (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

Your eyes haunt me

as I wander in this waking dream

the way you look at me

the way you look into me

seeing everything I keep hidden

everything that I keep close

you never look away

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May 16, 2017

No Ordinary Love

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by You + Me’s haunting cover of No Ordinary Love


Reaching across

a distance

more formidable than

miles

fathoms

leagues

you reached out

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May 15, 2017

Harvest of Stars

by braveandrecklessblog

She is the humble handmaiden

of Luna

goddess of the moon

Luna

She who bathes the night

and all that dwell in the darkness

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May 14, 2017

Night Music

by braveandrecklessblog

Will you dance with me

in this silvery pool

of moonlight

that falls across

your face

like a watered silk?

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May 8, 2017

Memory Brushes Past

by braveandrecklessblog

Memory’s delicate tendrils

reach out

brush the nape

of my neck

cause an electric shiver

that courses

down my spine

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May 7, 2017

The Alchemist

by braveandrecklessblog

my past is a dark

ominous cave

that i mine

full of barbed wire

broken glass

rusty metal and

unexploded landmines

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April 29, 2017

When Doves Cry

by braveandrecklessblog

holding my heart

like a wounded dove

in my palm

it flutters delicate wings

that tickle fingertips

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April 27, 2017

Stars Slip Through My Hands

by braveandrecklessblog

the haunted hours

rendered transparent

ghost in my own life

my heart

an empty room

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April 26, 2017

Magic in Our Bones

by braveandrecklessblog

There is magic

In our bones

Deep

Ancient

Resonate

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April 25, 2017

Turn the Night On

by braveandrecklessblog

This is a collaboration between S Francis (SailorPoet) and Christine Ray (Brave and Reckless)
Won’t you stay,
My love?

Outside snow falls steady
Gusted by north wind
Tapping at our window
Inside these walls
A fire burns

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April 24, 2017

Operator, I’d Like to Place a Call

by braveandrecklessblog

for Max, whose continued absence is an ache in my soul


the missing of you

is starting to feel like a small animal

gnawing at my heart

at my stomach

my world isn’t quite right

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April 22, 2017

Origami

by braveandrecklessblog

I cannot

Be broken

Twice

But life is

Doing its damn best

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