Ascension

strolling
through your words
i stir
the delicate fragrances
hidden within
ascend
drowning
my senses
until i am
fully
intoxicated

*For the Daily Post prompt, ascend

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Planetesimal

we are all
planets, collections of Lilliputian
grains, microscopic in
essence, clinging to one
another to form celestial
bodies that revolve
around the thermonuclear
souls at the centers of our
solar systems sharing
space with other souls in
galaxies billions of years
old, refined to reflect
the movement of
time, the evolution of
our external shells,
while our
cores, carrying our chemical,
biological and spiritual data,
remain pristine,
relatively speaking

*For the Daily Post prompt, planet

Abscission

during the poet’s
Autumnal Equinox
thoughts
like leaves
are told “it’s time
to let go”
and like the tree
the mind severs and
encourages each one
away from the branches
that gave them birth
sending them on a new path
to become inspiration
for new growth

*For the Daily Post prompt, leaf

Crumb(le)

crumbs
cloaked chaos
muted screams
emerge
worn on the face
in stress patterns
connecting visible lines
to invisible emotions
held within
by fake smiles

the gleam
in the eyes
long ago faded
a mere reflection
of the naked bulb
dangling
from a ceiling
barely left in tact
the brutality
of your
passing by

that wayward glance

that quiet whisper

these crumbs
won’t survive
the next storm

*For the Daily Post prompt, crumb