Sevenling (Suffrage)


Courtesy: Poets United


I stand in the long queue of ladies

Curtained Electronic Voting Machines wait too

While posse of sweating police silently guards.


I am to choose a lesser evil

And the EVMs will collect abstract dreams

The cheeky old sun winks at the police.


Political anti-heroes shake on the edge of denouement

with abated breath.

Posted for Susan’s Midweek motif ~ Suffrage, the right to vote @ Poets United



Sevenling (Floating)




Silent streams of ether notes fade

as the prelude pours from bird throats—

taking the cue, the sun begins the fugue till twilight coda


Such buoyant strain is not for all

as it bugs, bites and blunts their being—

they would rather strum darkness from their core


Aylans float to get stuck on the shore.



Adding my piece to the 5th year celebration @ dVerse for Victoria’s hosting ~ Poetry and Painting Embrace: We Can’t Forget Claudia Schoenfeld