arithmetic

change 
comes
swiftly
though for some
a gradual slide
as math evolves; fingers to head
Rene ~ 2013
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daisy

go on 

an’
eat your 
cake

on your 

pretty 
little
plate

cross 

your fingers
at your 
ankles

beautiful 

fools
get the best of 
everthin’

hid 

under the 
skins of
careless lovers

did your momma 

teach you that,
when she taught you 
how to pray ?

did your daddy 

praise you
when you bat 
yo’ eyes?

you draw them

in
with your satin 
on their sin
make them
weep
with your 
sighs

go on 

an’
hook their 
arms

with your

clever
little 
charms

tell them 

stories
’bout
your conquests

you’re a child 
of god
jus’ doin’ her 
daddy’s work

say it 

enough
you’ll start 
believin’

did your momma

teach you that,
when she taught you 
how to pray ?

did your daddy

praise you
when you 
bat yo’ eyes?

you draw them 

in
with your satin 
on their sin
sweet
little lambs
flock to
lies

Rene ~ 2013

steam

i

pray
that we
always see,
in the darkest hour,
the magnificence within us
oh
please
kiss me
like this is
the last night on earth
and i finally smiled at you
and
we’ll
run with
hearts blazing
exhaling hellfire 
brave locomotive disciples
Rene ~ 2013

dreamscapes


bed headed

dandelion 
sunshine freckles
spill out

from 
hole-in-the-bucket 
cereal bowl
daydreams

tripping on
shoelaces 
winding
gloriously

green eyed 
and untied
jungle vines
tangled up

and tugging
fists full 
of nobody’s home 
knock knock jokes

giggled 
to a 
monkey
playing

matchbook 
love songs 
on a tinker toy 
piano 

close your eyes
and sing along

unbelievably 
off key 
  
into the
stracciatella 
cirrus sky
let it go

kick out all
the tent pegs
and
let it flow 

Rene ~ 2013
Art by Jeanie Tomanek
via Magpie Tales

St. Johnsbury

she poured the bone colored
grit into her coffee
watched it turn
a lighter shade of resignation
and stirred, unsmiling


what’s the matter?
he said
his words hanging
mid-air
a blooming cloud
of blinding ignorance
oh….
nothing,
she exhaled
her breath
a paste of disenchantment
mixed
with heavy regret


take my hand
she said,
not out of want
but need
why?
he said,
not out of concern
but for clarification


i just seem to be stuck
is all
and she left it
at that


Rene ~ 2013