In Conversation with the Crow

In Conversation with the Crow

Floating on a wing and a prayer
traversed leap of faith, crossed
Next dimension

Netherland of shadow people
Dwellers of crossing over
Halted ones

Hanging in state of disbelief
Neither here nor there
All kingdoms denied

Queried Mr. Crow, who held court
Harbinger of times (un)kosher
Tidings ill bearer

Why spurned my welcoming platter
Of choice flesh to you that mattered
Hurt heart, decried

Crow replied:

Have respect when life lingers
Wick of life on last legs flickers
Hover, bide time, until

Hourglass lets go final grain of life
time enough to get my fife
For boating souls to other side

I am but a messenger, carrier
Aiding souls readied for crossover
soul less carrion, my charge (r )

ashes to ashes dust to dust
life existing disintegrates thus
souls I carefully navigate

Other realms dimensions to populate
firefly souls crossing over
final glow sparklers

submerging into the golden orb
losing identity in The One entity
no more incandescent

Calmed mulling over what was said
Hastily homewards bound I sped
Opened eyes in my bed

(pic. from wiki.)

Mind of an Ant

Mind of an Ant

Swept by soft comforter

Mopped by gentle night

Cobwebs banished

Beyond wrinkles of time

I became a witness

Over physical time

Watched over self

By self- witnessing

Judging with gavel

Carried soul scrupulously

In palms of hand, still

Spilled many a drop

Intentions well meant

Still tinged with colors

Unbecoming, undoing

Why off-color

Ordinary emotions of

Of anger, pride et al appeal

For all my zeal

I am like an ant

Born to fall, rise again  

(picture from internet)

The Catchers

The Catchers

Eye catchers all/ watchers all!

Beckoning
Intriguing
Mysterious
Inviting

Sun Catchers (Day)

Painstakingly handcrafted
Finished bits of colored glass
Diminutive tarts are they, not crass

Bound by a single thread they hang
Glassy-eyed craving amorous sunny glance
Once bestowed, life suffused, they dance

They shine and smile and jingle in the sun
Glass sunflowers frolicking in fun, hoping
That love’s labor begets value before day is done

Night Catchers

Ladies of night hang in arches, doorways
Tethered to handlers with acquiescence or not
Baited anglers primed to catch love needing eyes

Painstakingly they dress up to make a killing
Take to la la land those eager hands willing for
Few bucks to make them forget life shrilling

Eye Catchers, sun catchers, we are watchers all
Vicissitudes of life affects us in big ways or small
Caring, buying helps make a breakthrough to it all

pictures are from internet

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Lopsided

Lopsided

Eye to eye
Impossible
Will not lie

Empty lip service
Eyes glinting ice
Vapidity spiced

One discerning
One fudges
Truth pudgy

One withers
One sniggers
All smothering

What is apparent
May not be true
Do dwell or rue

Squirms wiggle
Brain niggles
Truth chuckles

Its better to silently
Tiptoe away than
Prattle vacuously

Honest enemy
Better friend than
Inane gushing ally

Mind and heart
To be in sync
Must see eye to eye
 

(picture from internet) 

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Lines forming in labyrinthine passageways of my mind
Endless, serpentine, ideas jostling eager to be heard
Some are playfully childish hard put to control, tether
A flood, a deluge keeps pouring in streaming unabated
Screaming to be heard throwing tantrums flouncing pouting
Leaving me in disarray which to heed n from which to stray

A prolific mind aware of time’s paucity, is a ticking bomb
Judiciously husbanding what to retain, what to disband
Burning candle at both ends garrulous, scrambling nonstop
Regurgitating thoughts imprisoned in nether regions of heart
Some stillborn, aborted, amputated, mutilated while others
Allowed to go full term, to sprout, pollinate and propagate

Meaningless babble trapped in mind’s labyrinth simmering
Ready to blow top, blast and land in friendly regions, clime
Amidst kindred spirits giving ear simpatico and not dismiss
Existing hurled in a void, a time capsule in virtual black hole

Until one day this avalanche of outpouring shall hold captive
A receptive, attentive mind, now captivated by it over time

(pictures from internet)