• dinamspice commented on the post, baggage 1 year ago

    I would pack it tight
    & amaze him.
    We were allowed
    minimal baggage –
    being economy and all.
    He insisted it
    could not
    be done.
    He had no idea who
    he was talking to.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, hiking 2 years, 9 months ago

    Knot of knuckle
    root and dirt
    woven and reaching
    peakbound –

    Every precarious step
    (eyes on the feet)
    respecting the trip
    of you.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, violet 2 years, 11 months ago

    Delicate veins
    paint your wings
    of silk and petal –
    You seemed expansive in
    your reach to the house
    that would become
    the epitome
    of a home.
    Oh violet.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, stitches 4 years, 5 months ago

    Oh how that boy
    makes me laugh

    his faces –
    him in all his clever

    merely eight-years-old
    and I am so thankful

    that he has me in stitches
    and that he
    still holds
    my hand
    while
    I
    laugh
    laugh
    laugh.

  • He was so sorry it
    teared at me – seared me
    my heart thudding thud-like
    chest-bound and hot red

    I wanted to say it was okay
    I wanted to accept his apology

    He was so apologetic it bled
    through me, yet made
    it impossible to forgive.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, footsteps 4 years, 5 months ago

    She doesn’t want to eat her dinner

    “too spicy”

    He’s a good little brother –
    shovels it all in his mouth when
    he doesn’t know I am near

    My eyes lovingly following
    his footsteps in his
    guilty mad dash.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, influence 5 years, 8 months ago

    I like to think
    that he got the good stuff
    from one of you screw-ups.

    Influenced without love
    to bring all he had to the table

    Well, I’m at the table, and love
    is what I need and guess what?
    you left him empty-handed.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, derived 5 years, 8 months ago

    The idea was derived
    from avoidance

    to separate –
    go our own ways or

    me take the reigns
    and buck-up

    It can’t be selfish if
    it comes from a solid
    place.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, wrapped 5 years, 8 months ago

    Wrapped up in the shit
    that is family

    Not the sweet of it
    kids with dirty knees
    and love thrown around
    freely.

    But in the other stuff ~
    the shit.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, wrapped 5 years, 8 months ago

    I wrapped my arms around his neck
    his whiskers bristled
    all of him bristled.
    I unwrapped my arms from around
    his neck.
    We both let out our breath
    and called it
    the end.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, sound 6 years, 2 months ago

    scratch of needle
    gliding vinyl shine

    I rest a quarter
    on your back

    worth the cost
    of 25 cents
    to hear the
    record

    play sweet and
    straight.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, thunder 7 years, 7 months ago

    He thunders in
    from his day
    expecting

    supper on the
    table clothes
    ironed for the
    week no dust
    in sight

    She rolls her eyes and
    offers a hug –
    that’s sometimes
    the best your
    gonna get, she says.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, lightning 7 years, 7 months ago

    typing as fast
    as lightning

    I still never get
    to say everything
    I want to

    in a mere
    sixty seconds.

    well, maybe
    just this once.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, lightning 7 years, 7 months ago

    The rain came
    warm and sweet
    welcomed

    we shed our
    clothes and
    slid around on
    slippery grass

    muddied our feet
    cool and ducked
    for cover when we
    spotted the neighbors,
    and a flash of
    lightning, heading
    our way.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, ill 7 years, 7 months ago

    She said my
    homecooked meal
    made her feel ill

    too spicy too much
    garlic too many
    flavors

    too darn picky
    I say.

    Would you rather
    be hungry? Have
    you ever been
    truly hungry?

  • dinamspice commented on the post, skeleton 7 years, 8 months ago

    I remember how much you loved the Dead and how much used to tease you about it. Those bootlegs would go on and on and I’d just tolerate it – always preferring Skeletons in the Closet in its nice neat package Now all grown up and you nowhere in sight I daydream to those bootlegs […]

  • dinamspice commented on the post, violet 7 years, 8 months ago

    Our little home set
    back from the road
    I fancy it a cottage

    the wide lawn, unfenced
    and free to grow wild
    filled with strangling
    dandelions and violets

    grass dotted with
    their yellow and
    purple – I fancy it
    a meadow.

  • dinamspice commented on the post, violent 7 years, 8 months ago

    Insomnia or sleeping
    for days all the world
    is blurry violent shakes
    and no focus to even
    be able to lay the words
    down, but no longer
    so sad.

    Even trade? All
    worth it?

  • dinamspice commented on the post, megaphone 7 years, 8 months ago

    She shouted into the air so angry she could hardly breathe Pulse wild rushing blood through bluest veins she had no words he could hear that would make her point she wished she had a man’s voice firm and commanding she wished she had a box to stand on to gain her some respect she […]

  • dinamspice commented on the post, trophy 7 years, 8 months ago

    It sat next to his desk
    surrounded by medals
    of equal importance

    coated with dust but
    they all meant so much

    to someone.