a harp unstrung

Posts tagged “emotions

Song of Silence

the population
in the
its so many
not the truth
and i’d better
stop singing
the quartets
come close
a memory
this minute
a wind howling
us and them
wrapped and adjoined
enjoy the warning
for what happens next
the lyrics escape me
the setting is clear
so many times
a lullabye
traveling in time
to listen
a thought, despite
the tragedy sleeping
in the right direction
but your cup is empty


Copyright © 2013 by Jo Heck and Rippled Words

Bottled Up

heads up
your patience
a capacity for
unfortunate feeling
i’ve been there
search for the front
safe mode
nothing to see
how to leave it
to protect themselves
a disallowance
direct access
the craving drapes the show
guardianship over
this pitiful blizzard
a reason to deny
imminent attack
a secret
i just won’t let it

Copyright © 2013 by Jo Heck and Rippled Words

TIny Cracks

be careful
there is belief there
to think upon
chances for apocalypse
the mystique is gone
let the cracks in
tried to go back
why now?
what is calling
the hands of
an ache we used
to hear
allow us that
waiting close to
the light
and trust
there is no
reverence now


Copyright © 2013 by Jo Heck and Rippled Words