puzzle piece, etc.

they got this puzzle with over 1700 pieces

they start with the corners and edges

even though they’re on the outside

they’re not cast aside, they’re necessary

 

scattered across the table are the remaining pieces

sorted based on color, shape,

and interesting traits,

separate from the whole, but together

 

the pieces slowly begin to come together

the puzzle is almost complete.

they all fit so neatly in the board

except one. they try to jam it in

it won’t fit.

 

lil’ sad poems for lil’ too happy campers

a fable about a cub and a bear

a cub estranged from father bear

cries and screams and pulls her hair

and as father’s fury is joined by roar

at least this tale is only lore

 

rag doll 

 

rag doll, rag doll on the floor

body slammed into a door

struck with hands wrought in steel

dragged around by desperate heel

 

hate

i know

what hate is, i know

i can feel it

in the essence of my bones

it tingles in my skin

it crawls up my spine

and it just so happens

its origin is

thine