• omqwat commented on the post, birth 3 months, 1 week ago

    my birth was in the earth
    with a shirt made of dirt
    and shorts made of quartz

    my sister is a twister
    my brother, the thunder
    as for me, I will one day become the sea

  • omqwat commented on the post, sway 3 months, 1 week ago

    in early may
    a grin and a bouquet
    dancing in the driveway
    she met me sway for sway
    a look in her eye
    please stay, please stay

  • omqwat commented on the post, tedious 11 months, 1 week ago

    greediness is tedious
    the warring are boring
    and nothing is more dull
    than those who drop a perfectly good discourse to give an unwanted earful

  • omqwat commented on the post, lighter 1 year, 3 months ago

    lighter A was quite a bit lighter
    in temperament
    than lighter B, quite the blighter

    but lighter B’s soul burned brighter
    in resonance
    than lighter A’s piddly inner fire

  • omqwat commented on the post, clamp 1 year, 4 months ago

    the scamp
    clamps
    an amp
    to the lamp
    shines it
    with ire
    on the vamp
    who gets a cramp
    a little burn
    on his leg
    like a stamp
    and tramples
    out of sight
    down the ramp

  • omqwat commented on the post, hungry 1 year, 5 months ago

    thirsty for knowledge,
    hungry for change

    standing on a cliff with no ledge,
    reaching for reason – just out of range

  • omqwat commented on the post, gasoline 1 year, 5 months ago

    I’d rather drink gasoline
    than eat a soybean

  • omqwat commented on the post, attitude 1 year, 5 months ago

    there rests a quiet synergy between attitude and aptitude

  • omqwat commented on the post, waltz 1 year, 6 months ago

    false flags waving and waltzing
    schmoozing and schmaltzing
    look away; no shaming, no faulting
    pointing at it is “anti-semantic verbal assaulting”

  • omqwat commented on the post, echo 1 year, 6 months ago

    Echo-Roman Wrestling

    Rome’s top-ranked philosophers would gather in an arena and shout their best arguments at each other. They say the finest arguments would rattle the walls and echo in the hearts of the people for generations.

  • omqwat commented on the post, doorway 1 year, 6 months ago

    a creak as I sneak a peek through the doorway /

    a top, the mountain’s taupe, neither brown nor gray /

    a village will starve with no place to store hay /

    a pack of prayers sung upon the Lord’s day /

    a youth speaks truth, refusing to be war prey /

    a choice waiting in the aether: act, or wait

  • omqwat commented on the post, concerned 1 year, 6 months ago

    yearning will often lead to learning
    ideas start churning, your inner fire brightly burning
    some will say “what you’re learning is concerning”
    and as you out-level them, concerning tersely turns to spurning

  • omqwat commented on the post, plead 1 year, 6 months ago

    desperately pleading to Pleiades
    plaid-patterned skin disease
    strength, courage, mastery – take the three of these
    had a fever dream full of flame points and siamese
    a fright appears: fight or flee? I freeze
    only seem to be blessed after a sneeze
    hollow knots on gnarled trees
    success is a succession of thrones to seize

  • omqwat commented on the post, content 1 year, 6 months ago

    some are not content with the amount of content
    it can feel intense to take on collective intents
    an unseen comet hidden in an unexpected comment

  • omqwat commented on the post, malice 1 year, 6 months ago

    the child forced upon a chalice
    full of bubbling red malice
    he drank until pallid
    his soul turned callous
    next step: madness

  • omqwat commented on the post, righteous 1 year, 6 months ago

    the path of the righteous, man
    does not align with the path of the spineless man

  • omqwat commented on the post, welcome 1 year, 6 months ago

    “Welcome, Matt!” she said as he stood at the welcome mat.

  • omqwat commented on the post, ignorant 1 year, 6 months ago

    when owning property, it is a show of ignorance to ignore ants

  • omqwat commented on the post, leftover 1 year, 6 months ago

    leftover bits of warmth
    crackle and fade on my skin

    ominous clouds above
    reflect the state I am in

    imminent storm rattles the sky
    my occulace gleams
    whether I weather this devil
    is yet to be seen

  • omqwat commented on the post, streak 1 year, 6 months ago

    The Streak is hard, The Streak is long
    The Streak is what I call my dong