All Of Us

To Crave Is…

To flail beneath the surface for air
inches from where blue meets white and
never reach the soft cool wind

To lie in a damp black room with
one window outside of which
a tiny stained bulb cracks and
snaps at you; your only thoughts
of how you haven’t eaten
all day

To breathe softly on a friend’s
back porch and stare
into the trees, listening to
the swarming insects,
finding mates and loving
their nectar, and grinding your teeth
because your nectar is
gone again.

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Blue (poem)

The clouds have painted
My tired walls blue

Quite a somber blue has been
Painted on these lonely walls

I lie and admire the shade
Sent from living life divine

As a reminder
The torment
In abandonment