Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

September 17, 2017

The Poet

by mkvecchitto


the poet


Words fell from her lips

pooling on the floor, shimmering

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September 13, 2017


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Woman on sunset

With a penchant for following her heart,

being driven mad by inconsistent expectations became familiar territory

Choosing this path, choosing to follow a heart made vulnerable

created the woman she’d hoped to become, one bolstered by conviction

where despair held no claim

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September 9, 2017

Rose-color Glasses

by mkvecchitto
Reblogging an old post…fits perfectly with this prompt!


Subtle shades of pink

soften the edges

in a black and white world

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September 6, 2017

By Chance

by mkvecchitto

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Barraged by noise, the clanging and banging sounds of industry insidiously

creeping into every corner, every moment, every thought

I lost the ability to find silence

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August 29, 2017

Change of Season

by mkvecchitto

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Sultry days retreat into cool nights where stars explode on velvet ink skies. We slip down that old dirt road past the soaring birch dropping its golden leaves to collect dew covered one-eyed susans before frost claims their waning blooms.

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August 27, 2017


by mkvecchitto


I am unmoored


slipping away from the known


to embrace change


when words without voices



photo: mine

prompts: WordPress Daily Prompt, #DimpleVerse, MLMM Music Challenge

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August 19, 2017


by mkvecchitto


It begins with a single voice

and then another and another

united as one

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August 7, 2017


by mkvecchitto

Like the ground, sunbaked and barren,

a wasteland built on years without rain

Desiré becomes complacent

seeking to quench her thirst

with a single tear

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August 2, 2017

Art as Freedom

by mkvecchitto

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Metamorphosis defines shadows clinging to stark white walls —worlds all at once lost and found. Complete surrender dressed in submission, he was without regret. The choice to step away from colors that bled, he sought serenity in simplicity and found it in the quiet lingering on pages yet to be filled. An artist of masterpieces yet to be created.

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July 30, 2017

Ode to a Kiss

by mkvecchitto


Gifted by time’s sweet perspective,

twists and turns defined a solitary kiss

To heal the hurt, his simple objective

a lingering embrace, a rescue from the abyss

And in that moment when time stood still,

when faith and trust meant letting go

I felt these intentions of his

A connection meant to chase away that chill

A chance to erase the trials of long ago

I understand now what love is

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July 26, 2017

Summer Memories

by mkvecchitto

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They used to take us to the beach on Sundays.

My grandfather’s rust-colored Oldsmobile packed to overflowing,

a cooler filled with cooked chicken, polpette, and roasted peppers

in the trunk. Glass jars filled with water jostled next to mini-bottles of cola

and brown paper sacks bursting with peaches, plums, and blood-red cherries.

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July 22, 2017

Gift of Indecision

by mkvecchitto


It’s a blessing, this indecision

No more hesitating to count what’s mine

although a tear may blur my vision

This choice, a final baseline

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July 21, 2017


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Below the city’s cobblestones,

it shifted, restless and hungry

Its assault knew no bounds

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July 12, 2017

Lessons Learned

by mkvecchitto


Takes time to bury

roots that seek a place to hold

Struggle feeds wisdom

Memories as fierce storms rage

urge tender saplings to bend

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July 9, 2017

Bridging Time

by mkvecchitto

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Funny how years can melt away, slipping down those walls we built. A shared smile slipped in the locks of time and toggled open each yesterday. We fell into a familiar routine, one that lived in a place before a hinged door hesitated and shut with a whispered click.

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July 5, 2017

Summer Rain

by mkvecchitto

summer rain

Waiting on the wind

with its promise of soft rain

this sunbaked ground waits

crunchy leaves, withered on vines

create a macabre dance

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July 2, 2017

Healing Hands

by mkvecchitto

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In the end, hands told the story

a common denominator among the dying

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June 29, 2017

Family Ties

by mkvecchitto

Elusive, like shadows in the water

Static electricity that hums just before it sparks

A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness

There’s an invisibility to it, this connection

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June 26, 2017

Scarlet Letter

by mkvecchitto

scarlet letter

She was somewhat of a local legend

what with the way she always dressed in black

An obsidian obelisk stuck in the candy-colored swirl of clouds,

her youthful face obscured by the weight of her grief

Still, she was woven into the community fabric,

an example of the perilous journey betrayal invites

A warning

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June 20, 2017

La Gaudiere

by mkvecchitto


Maybe it was the summer heat

a perceptible shift from the mundane

maybe it was the summer heat

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June 17, 2017


by mkvecchitto


I dreamt of my past last night…

the ultimate paradox

that place where my dreams lived

when all the edges were smooth and

promises opened to possibilities that

blossomed in the night

where even the tension that beckoned

each morning serves now as my muse

and the drama it owned told stories

that would fill any playhouse with audiences

who urged the ingénue to bite a poisoned apple

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June 15, 2017


by mkvecchitto


When we are apart

I lose sight of my center

I speak to angels

searching for the sound of your voice

whispering above the clouds

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June 14, 2017

Each Small Moment

by mkvecchitto

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A quest for instant satisfaction drives fools to the edge,

a rush of adrenaline to fuel fleeting desires wrapped in pretty packages

It’s never enough to satisfy the need lurking just beneath

Disjointed ambition pandering to greed, to need, to concede

Settling for less when what the heart craves, what the heart knows,

seems too daunting a task

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June 7, 2017


by mkvecchitto


With parallel experiences, our lives are intertwined

though you tend to get lost in spice and smoke, preferring to walk blind

Your strong desire to please, a dangerous mission leads you astray

These roads you follow, silent footsteps on a fool’s array

Wander as you must, choices and consequences become solidly combined

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June 3, 2017


by mkvecchitto


a moment to collect these fragments of time

by chance, a moment to turn it inside out

if only for a moment

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May 31, 2017

Silent Detonation

by mkvecchitto


Scenes played out, familiar but not quite intimate.

A slight detachment between performers and audience, yet a story shared by many.

Mutual connection separated by varying degrees of separation.

If each experience is unique, is the collective result skewed?

A responsibility to warn of dire consequences

hangs in the air, drowning out

voices repeating

old lines

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May 28, 2017


by mkvecchitto

the power of memories

a trip to what had been

I let go

I surrendered

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May 27, 2017

After the Rain

by mkvecchitto

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After the rain it all looked different, a reprieve

Those city streets covered in grease and grime

sparkling just enough to make us believe

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