Category: Free Verse

Fire at Twilight

Crimson twirls— cackles of auburn pierce the night. Sunset faded hours ago, its warmth still burns— Hopeless Scared Alone. These thoughts turn to ash as I stare into the flame— watching fragmented star light float to the night sky, waiting for tomorrow’s answer to today’s feelings.

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Chicken Burrito

Let the mariachi band serenade your appetite. Grilled chicken, rice, beans, and veggies wrapped in a light poncho of flour— a dish where you can taste its music, culture, and color.

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Unrequited Love

There, within your reach, hangs an immature heart. You’ve dreamt of its taste and traveled far for its knowledge. Seclusion will be a memory now. Twisting and pulling, the fruit comes undone at your hand. Savor this unrequited love, not of your garden but of another.

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Son of a Seamstress

Alone, taking patterns and material to sew colors that only your love can express. Quietly choosing the right emotions and threading your soul carefully. I’ve mistaken your happiness when you smiled, while wearing the shirt you made. Some of the buttons have gone missing now and there are holes and stains all over. You rush…

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Orange

I can’t rhyme it because it’s something you taste, hear, touch, and see.   I mean, we can Taste a sunset; Hear a field of marigolds; Touch the citrus twist; and See the cleansing aroma it illuminates.   An orange reminds me of love, motivation, and individuality. It doesn’t need to rhyme or make sense,…

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