Mindful Writing Challenge 29-31

written in transit

waiting for night to silence
cars & crowds & laughers

birds begin staccato
songs without a sign of light

*

sin waves on the tarmac
mapped out by driven
edges of rain

*

rainstream
down green
wax wide leaves
flecked with thickened
slots of cream

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Mindful Writing Challenge 28

my last full dark in Belfast
I try to remember the name
of every building I’ve never entered

every brick
I’ve touched
screams

Belfast Sunset 18 September 2012

Sunset Viewed from my Stranmillis Flat: Something I Will Never See Again

 

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Mindful Writing Challenge 27

the ordinary lights say their owners’ names
I want them to stay
ordinary____and to clash
harsher with the night
_______________________and the moon still smudges
black into navy___long before the rise
__________________long before I leave
in only a few days__I cannot stop noticing

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Mindful Writing Challenge 26

gray hairs of rain stretch across gray
glass between the gray apartment walls
and the char
________-red glaucous sky

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Mindful Writing Challenge 24

I am curled when the last
scab of snow
falls from gray
roof tiles; I am rocking
out this uterine pain
instead of watching out the glass
for the clear-sky rain

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