Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

March 30, 2017

Of Hope

by mkvecchitto

 flower sneakers

Lingering illusion just out of reach

a flimsy attempt at salvation

lingering just out of reach

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March 28, 2017


by mkvecchitto


on this endless journey fate designed

decisions…to be gracious or unrefined?

a petulant frenzy leaves no room to adjust

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March 25, 2017

The Quest

by mkvecchitto


Embarking on a quest, one that’s been calling my name

Need to find that place where parallel lines intersect

Time to live life from the inside out

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March 18, 2017


by mkvecchitto


That’s the thing about habits, good or bad

They slip unnoticed into daily life until unique shadows

meld to become one, and one without the other drives even a calm person mad

Recognized far too late, these choice habits morph into those

deigned unfit, something to surrender, something to quit

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March 10, 2017

Immaterial Remorse

by mkvecchitto


Like unshed tears, raindrops cling to fences hastily constructed

when words unspoken create abstract shrines to the aftermath

of storms summoned by the narrow-minded

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March 2, 2017

Broken Branches

by mkvecchitto


And on this day, we acquiesce

on our knees and in our hearts

as times of sorrow, bitter and precise, coalesce

Endings strangle slowly in fits and false starts

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February 24, 2017

Proving Grounds

by mkvecchitto


Better to be lost than found

slipping into places where hard lines blur

Rhythmic denial expected, a final proving ground

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February 21, 2017


by mkvecchitto


Could it be that the sum of twisted experiences

culminate in the ultimate self-sacrifice?

When cords, those tenuous threads, that tie

reality and perception together


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February 18, 2017

Channeling Calliope

by mkvecchitto


When once solid ground shifts beneath my feet

I search for solace in all I‘ve known before

Capricious sacrifice, blood and ink compete

Raw emotions rage, unrelenting mentor

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February 13, 2017

Winter’s Grasp

by mkvecchitto


To the dark and dreary, I acquiesce

A steel grey sky harbors silence, grieving

and I regress, lost in proper pain and process

Aware as storm clouds gather, scheming

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February 9, 2017

Final Goodbye

by mkvecchitto


A simple “Dear John” letter would not do
No, not this time
His skewered heart, a satisfying goodbye

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February 4, 2017

Defying Winter

by mkvecchitto


When the view from everyday life is overwhelming and the familiar becomes strange
I long to feel the sun burning my tender skin again, just to feel alive

When the same street below is vacant and dreary and the cold seeps in, somehow penetrating shuttered windows and closed doors, and the only sound is suffocating  silence…

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January 31, 2017

Paper Ambitions

by mkvecchitto


I was paper

my ruled lines, empty

anticipating worlds we’d create

one word at a time

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January 22, 2017

Never Forget

by mkvecchitto


Not so long ago, a world made of glass

slowly reached an impasse

At war with tenacious beliefs bolstered

by the timidity of belief distorted

They waited for dark times to pass

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January 18, 2017

Skeleton Keys

by mkvecchitto


Was it there all along?

An invitation unopened

beneath collections of correspondence

unanswered, ignored, aggressively

pushed away

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January 15, 2017

Second Chances

by mkvecchitto

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Subliminal intentions haunt


clinging to shadows

on curves meant to redirect

needless mistakes

dripping with regret

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January 10, 2017

Starting Fires

by mkvecchitto


I remember how the fire started

Embers condemned, forever unlit

glowing in forests uncharted

as I clawed my way from the grit

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January 7, 2017

Breaking Walls

by mkvecchitto

If I asked the questions

would it be enough to break through

the walls we build between us

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January 5, 2017

In the Name of Faith

by mkvecchitto


Father remembers odd shadows

threading time at every turn

and mother cries as she remembers

the child who is gone

A pastor preaches faith

as the choir sings of losses revealed

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January 2, 2017

Silent Intentions

by mkvecchitto


Appreciate silence as it lingers

long after we’ve traded promises

Giving meaning to empty words

as was our intention

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December 31, 2016


by mkvecchitto


Haunted by this uncertain feeling

I dream of running, running away

Visions of another life, revealing

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December 29, 2016

Silent Battles

by mkvecchitto


She suffers in silence, alone

Her outward appearance, deceptive

as her body wages war on itself

crippling joints, a slow-motion stranglehold

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December 27, 2016

Faith and Family

by mkvecchitto


Traditions hold captive the place of our dreams

where hope and yearnings, past and present live

where we believe anything is true

when we gather once again to remember

what is was like when time stood still

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December 21, 2016

First Flight

by mkvecchitto


Endless devotion

to worn and familiar ways

leaves no room for growth

Even a frail fledgling knows

when it’s time to leave the nest

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December 20, 2016

Moonlight Falls

by mkvecchitto


A touch of moonlight falls

casting shadows on empty walls

Determined and strong

she searches for a place to belong

and wanders down empty halls

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December 16, 2016

Silver Linings

by mkvecchitto


Wise beyond her years

she knows you can’t stop the rain

Still, she watches the sky fill

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December 13, 2016

Joy and Sorrow:Haiku

by mkvecchitto

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Tears trace broken lines

across a face weathered by

a mother’s journey

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December 8, 2016

An Accidental Life

by mkvecchitto


In a life

sometimes too busy

we forget to remember

In the hum and buzz

of this noisy world

we forget to listen

If simple progress is

one step forward and two steps back

we can forget to dream

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