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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


Box of Love


lunch boxes
lined up on
the counter
full of love
and goodies
taken for granted
they’ll never know
just how full
they really are

© 2010 J.H.

originally published at pearljam.com


Prayer to Innocence


ahhhhhh
a memory now
a wish
can we ever
go back?
to days
of never-ending youth
crisply fallen leaves
lining forest floor
fresh and frozen
bothered not
my being
for i was warm
and new
and cherished
yet to be remembered
here we gathered
’round the fire
hidden
far from the bluster
of my world
good friends
good strangers
becoming good friends
sometimes an evening
sometimes all night
heady
smoke filled
known not of enemies
naivete was my fortune
one small world
protected from evil
amen

© 2010 J.H.


A Mother’s Son


subscribed to the
rights of the heart
maybe i need to know
waiting on a burning fire
awake again
to navigate
reach out your hand
my version of you
for a mother’s heart
a rapid melt
these protections
good or bad
we asked for
waiting or staying
one or another
sleep soundly
just as he is
poorly understood
birth of a friend
to give the most
he was her son

 

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