Archive for ‘Michelle. V.’

May 14, 2018

Whispering Woods

by mkvecchitto

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Come walk with me

We’ll wander through the forest

where tattered thoughts and timeworn words

are muted by a canopy of leaves, lush and green

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May 9, 2018

Chain of Power

by mkvecchitto

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What if the sage and the fool shared

the same status after evaluating rank

and experience shared over a lifetime

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May 4, 2018

Harbinger

by mkvecchitto

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Words spoken don’t always make it so

Rather, action is the harbinger of truth revealed

layer by layer

petal by petal

moment by moment

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April 29, 2018

In Praise of Silence

by mkvecchitto

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He sings a song of praise

glorifying the power of silence

as ravens gather in the rain

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April 27, 2018

Notable Embodiments

by mkvecchitto

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 His smile was like some kind of magic

mysterious, leaning on the edge of darkness.

With his worn jeans and tattered jacket two sizes too big,

he was the type of man who could have easily slipped

into the background unnoticed and alone,

but that grin…

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April 26, 2018

Self Reflection

by mkvecchitto

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We lock eyes each day

 

that stranger in the mirror and I

 

She smirks as I wince at the wrinkled reflection

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April 25, 2018

Dreamcatcher

by mkvecchitto

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 Beware

the power of the wild wind

blowing relentlessly across plains

barren and dry

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April 24, 2018

Twin Battle Scars

by mkvecchitto

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Love as armor and shield
Nothing borrowed, nothing owed
Calling to you, a wonder revealed
Come, let’s slip down that secret road
We’ll make magic on each battlefield
This is the gift fate has bestowed

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April 24, 2018

True North

by mkvecchitto

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I am the endurable poison

I have burdens yet to bear

I love something others can’t know

I know my voice is vague as it hums in deaf ears

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April 22, 2018

Shared Meals

by mkvecchitto

I’m sitting in my husband’s office,

just off the busy kitchen

of this grand hotel

listening

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April 21, 2018

Heresy

by mkvecchitto

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Sometimes you have to trust in tradition

Believe in patterns of blood-red rose petals

crisscrossing cold slate tiles

in hallowed halls

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April 20, 2018

Poetic Escape

by mkvecchitto

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These demons devour —

eating from the inside out

as I record each bite

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April 18, 2018

Power Play

by mkvecchitto

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A genie waits on the road that knows no end

conjuring magic as he dances in the dark

Sentimental stirrings, his provocation

The choice, always yours

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April 17, 2018

Secrets

by mkvecchitto

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My shadows hold a

memory of spilling light

and whispers of hope

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April 16, 2018

Sunday Dreaming

by mkvecchitto

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Monday is the Taskmaster

dictating a schedule meant to be followed

precisely

Tuesday is the Working Mother

rushing to meet deadlines while feeding hungry children

responsibly

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April 15, 2018

Adoration

by mkvecchitto

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They urged the walls to talk,

desperate to hear secret words

only those worthy could murmur

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April 15, 2018

Teacup Dreams

by mkvecchitto

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She arranged them on a slip of lace

these delicate teacups

with daisies dancing

on fields of green

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April 14, 2018

Vacation

by mkvecchitto

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I counted the minutes

backwards

ten, nine, eight…

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April 13, 2018

Intention

by mkvecchitto

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I wander without direction

Intention, the falling petals

of delicate blooms

wilting in the summer sun

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April 9, 2018

Writing Process

by mkvecchitto

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She dreams in words and phrases

A rhythm tapping a beat in search of lyrics

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April 8, 2018

Devil’s Voice

by mkvecchitto

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Thunder booms, undulating over roiling seas

like a stranger growling at the door

Some say it’s the devil’s voice

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April 7, 2018

Broken Angel

by mkvecchitto

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My collection of angels gathers dust

long-forgotten on that shelf just out of reach

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April 6, 2018

Triggers

by mkvecchitto

trigger

 

a look

a particular sound

the way a sunbeam stretches

across a dusty floor

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April 6, 2018

Erudite as Weakness

by mkvecchitto

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They wield poison pens

fancying themselves erudite

erudite thirsty for power

erudite scattering ignorance

ignorance spread in minatory threads

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April 5, 2018

Life Lessons

by mkvecchitto

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Confidence

ebbs and flows

in waves fueled

by desire, by design,

by détente

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April 3, 2018

Proxy

by mkvecchitto

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a gray gull floats

on currents of seaborne dreams

escaping time on patchwork skies

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April 2, 2018

Last Embrace

by mkvecchitto

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I suppose we all take for granted

that these days would last forever

Did you come to say goodbye?

I felt you move through me

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April 1, 2018

Spring

by mkvecchitto

Spring

almost close enough to touch

out in this barren land

where the song of the whistling robin

is muffled by damp and cold

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