Archive for ‘Christine.R.’

February 6, 2018


by braveandrecklessblog

the ice jam of words

long lodged in the back of my throat

has begun to melt

syllable by delicious syllable

that tickle going down

roil in my gut

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February 6, 2018

Wish for Wings

by braveandrecklessblog

you stand with your back to me



I, transfixed

by how your wings attach

to blades of shoulders

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November 14, 2017

For want of wings

by braveandrecklessblog

the shortest distance

between two points

a straight line

the textbooks tell me

my restless legs

trace these strong diagonals

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October 4, 2017

Blinded by the Light

by braveandrecklessblog

night turned Armageddon

on a guitar pick

flashes easily mistaken for fireworks

eclipsed neon lights

further fall of civilization

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September 30, 2017

F Words

by braveandrecklessblog

Fatigue hangs on me

like heavy ornaments

on a late February Christmas tree

branches brittle and bare

needles dropping to floor

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September 29, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

We were more than fingerprints

brushed across each other’s wrists

we loved recklessly

and deeply

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September 28, 2017

A Tale of Two Towers-Christine Ray & Eric Syrdal

by braveandrecklessblog

Locked away in stone tower

rest of the world


becomes dim memory

time loses meaning

becomes shapeless



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September 27, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

knowledge pours over me

ice cold waterfall that leaves me

stripped bare


pieces of the woman I used to be

washed away in the relentless flow

illusion of control and mastery

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September 26, 2017

Requiem for Wonder Woman

by braveandrecklessblog

Reached for basic black today

red, blue and gold hang untouched in the closet

lasso of truth forlorn in the corner

too heavy for tired arms

outlines of a plane

just visible in the driveway

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September 26, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

I travel spiral path

bare feet sinking deep into soft sand

circles twisting ever tighter

as I navigate this nautilus

walls curved and translucent

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September 8, 2017

Am I Already Gone?

by braveandrecklessblog

in my deepest dark corners

worry chews at my belly

I fear that I have already

given in

to complacency

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September 6, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

I stumbled

over our history

didn’t mean

to leave it on the floor

where anyone could find it

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August 10, 2017

Moment of Transformation

by braveandrecklessblog

You ask me when I knew

that ink flowed through my veins like blood

the moment I understood that truth

simmered in the cauldron of my belly



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August 3, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

A response poem to Davy D’s question What Is Poetry? on the Go Dog Go Cafe

it is a stir

an ache

rising from my core

growing in urgency

pushing to my surface

gasping hungrily for air

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August 2, 2017

Ordinary Magic

by braveandrecklessblog

Moonlight and shadow

Play against my walls

Trace my curves

Reveal my secrets

In this backside of the night

Owls swoop by my open window

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August 1, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

a size-too- small


clinging to my skin

compressing my chest

leaving my contours

in stark relief


I become

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August 1, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

Saline expressions

of ancient grief

crystalline drops


rest briefly

before slow roll down

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July 30, 2017

Poetry in Motion

by braveandrecklessblog

Your palms remember

warm silk of my skin

when they travel the contours of

my curves and edges

Your lips remember

my coffee scented kiss

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July 30, 2017

Crystalline Memory

by braveandrecklessblog

We fell into memory

like sea salt into soup pot

crystalline structure

losing integrity


into warm liquid

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July 28, 2017


by braveandrecklessblog

some days i am new-born dove


wild eyed


wet, delicate wings untested

trembling heart beating rapidly

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July 27, 2017

Recklessly She Declared Truth

by braveandrecklessblog

Thank you Davy D at the Go Dog Go Cafe for this morning’s inspiration

recklessly she looked deeply inside

saw fire and ice in her heart

smelled iron and cooper in her blood

felt moon and ocean tides tug her soul

knew the hum of words

crawling under skin

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July 25, 2017

Clay Vessels

by braveandrecklessblog

Inspired by A.R.Frederiksen’s .Ceramic Bodies.

Empty hands
Long to caress and mold with sure fingers
Vessel to hold feelings
Spilling out of awakened heart

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July 16, 2017

Moonlight’s Magic

by braveandrecklessblog

It is only in sleep

That she is fully visible

Able to be deciphered

In her unbuttoned

Unzipped state

His eyes are open

Moon’s captured light

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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


by braveandrecklessblog


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



feels 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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