PEACE

Peace—everyone seems to

be talking about it:

bring peace to the world

bring peace to the heart

bring peace to the mind

bring peace to the soul

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The entire world is perpetually

consumed by this boisterous fervour,

alive with explosions of spiritual catharsis.

Those voices are eager, forever serenading,

serenading love, demanding action to be taken,

thanking God, exorcising demons,

screaming with joy and then spreading it.

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Oh, these voices are eager, trying so hard

to decipher the codes and patterns

of the cosmic wheel, trying to solve problems,

trying to understand why people are the way they are

why life is the way it is—

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Why the bullets are silent

Why hearts shatter without a sound

Why the soft hush in dark alleyways

Why are children’s cries muffled at night

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Why their deepest epiphanies

are louder than the cacophony of lies

in the air as they collide

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That’s right—

PEACE, everyone seems to be talking about it.

BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD.

BRING PEACE TO THE HEART.

BRING PEACE TO THE MIND.

BRING PEACE TO THE SOUL.

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GIVE US PEACE.

Love-baking

I wake up in a caramel dream

drenched in slanted, marshmallow light

and awash with a dazzling lemon glaze

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Your touch, like heat on a soft pale dough

bakes my skin until it glows

a delicious golden brown

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And then you kissed me, on the forehead

a gentle poke to see if I was ready

as a smile spreads across my cheeks

like a rising bread.

Wrote this poem during my vacation at Harrison Springs, BC. I left this on the notepad for the housekeepers to find. 😛 Very deliberately poetic of me, hehe.

An Archangel’s Kiss

Strangely–I’ve posted this before, but it never showed?

Anyway. I wrote this and submitted to Totem’s lit sup. The next issue never came out…there was just like ONE issue of the lit sup…ugh.

An Archangel’s Kiss

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A dark feather fell on my lips

The king of the ravens

The coarse, majestic cry

From its deepening throat

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I am not afraid.

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Bathed in sun-cream silk

A daydreamer’s gown

A soft, shoeless dance

Slowing into a heartbeat

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I am not afraid.

 .

Don’t wait for my soulless eyes to look back.

Don’t wait for my sleeping flesh to warm.

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Don’t wait for me

Because I am not afraid.

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A dark feather fell on my lips;

An Archangel’s kiss.

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I think I will live forever.