Friday, February 28, 2020

Depends On Who Wears the Zipper

Searchin’ for a pill,
dyin’ from a bottle,
things are lookin’ up
cause a clown’s
servin’ Kool aid.

Cat wants my tongue,
lies want my allegiance,
slippin’ through curves
cause men don’t
like my pretty.

When push comes to shove,
I won’t follow… If I was a man,
I would be less of a bitch. 

©Susie Clevenger 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Baiting Moonlight

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There’s more devil in a brooding silver crescent moon
than an unseen underworld that plays its demon drum
to panic my insomnia.

Moonlight writes its play in shadows and I chase whispers
hoping it is a lover’s spell breaking the lock of my melancholy.  

Not every soul can feel poetry nor lips speak its language,
yet I bait night with verses trying to fill empty with words.

I am ink and a murder of crows trying to peck sunlight
into nightmares the moon walks across my eyelids.

Where is love, the heart shaped wishes planted in Luna’s wink?

Written from Skylover's word list:
underworld, colonnade, seethe, crescent, faint,
sunshine, east, brooding foolish, silver