a harp unstrung

Archive for November, 2013

Exemption


solve a mystery

what nonsense

have we caused here

put me in

and

color it

with belief

a code

focus

nowhere near

a question

a pattern

boundaries exerted

who put us

at fault

what?

an experiment

or

a

platform

for the

rest of

the

world

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Corrosion


fine details

other stuff

the manifest

you said

life is what

could be

at risk

a bridge

more than

on the verge

of collapse

clear away

the corrosion

unchecked

it spreads

like cancer

shore it up

only words

define

our

lives


Aside

I’m one of them

you know

ready for

anything

crowned with protections

a thousand years

of bets

a fate not based

on chance

a figure

but not that

which has aligned

with the

primative

like somewhere else

surrounded by

an inland promise

come and gone

eroded away

only vaguely

familiar

a promise

no more


The Facade


 

renovation

a guest has

arrived

a lightning bolt

a foundation

for the

interior

an uncertain future

not as tough

as believed

the walls

are still standing

marble and granite

still crumble

under pressure

the surface

a haven

already

returning

to the

ground


Skeleton’s Dance


no, never thought it real
but not so far
so follow
and hold tight the post
a skelton’s dance
for each night
in ignorant bliss
i’ll ask for my payment
they are coming
but nowhere so near
as hell!

Do You Write? Do Tell!


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I’m interested.

Do you write?

If so, what? And why?

Or why not?

This will only take a moment, and it won’t even hurt at all! 

(well, maybe just a pinch)
 

Thanks!

Peace,

Jo


The Dance


you’ve seen it
the dance
a very
special waltz
choreographed
perfectly
disguised as
harmony
and grace
until we
all
fall down

 

© 2010 J.H.

originally published at pearljam.com


Fragility


for your pride
you get
a new bottle
firmly armed
with looming disaster
keep the lid on
steady as she goes
all hands on deck
arrows point the way
to battle stations
well worn from
overuse
tread carefully
between the
eggshells
crushed
and lying on
the deck

 © 2010 J.H.
originally published at pearljam.com

Going Home


timing and options
unacceptable
home from the marching
a message inside
which is that?
why not cut it clearly
in the morning hush
of yesterday
i am once again
in the wrong direction
on to the sky
or do we grow
i considered that
which i have received
the harder to balance
oh i wish it
anything but
far far away
i will be
in my bitterness
standing tall
head high
eyes closed
in case the circle
a slowly expanding cloud
goes to nothing
the last order
i won’t let it
oh i have taken the blow
 
© 2013 J.H.

Bottom Up


three blind mice
three little piggies
one as all the others
works from the top down
try to teach them better
but what do i know
it started at the top
that’s clearer to me now
doesn’t mean i’ll stop
trying to change this
for the better
maybe the trick
is
to start from the
bottom

 

 

© 2010 J.H.

originally published at pearljam.com