Author Archives: kcarlsongs

MY ORIGAMI LIFE

At birth I was given a square of paper I always prefer doing my folds in the air as opposed to flat surfaces No bone folders no tweezers no rulers I fancy myself a purist At 5 with basic folds … Continue reading

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When He Was…

When he was a baby He needed me I was everything When he was a boy he wanted me I was his ride When he was a teen he needed distance I gave it to him Now he is a … Continue reading

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HOLE IN THE KNEE

He said,” Our Love’s grown jaggedy worn out and raggedy Threadbare last pair hole in the knee Our Love- doesn’t fit anymore The colors aren’t bright like before All the pins and all the patches can’t save ‘we’..” I said, … Continue reading

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MILLSTONES

  I should just forgive you take off this millstone hanging from my neck I should just forgive you and climb out of this rusted broke down wreck But Vengeance sang while Forgiveness stuttered “Sorry” is one thing you’ve never … Continue reading

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IN DREAMS

  In dreams I raise the dead long buried fears unaccounted tears all swirling ’round my head In dreams I raise the dead In dreams the past runs wild The phones never work ghostly shadows lurk and the mirror holds … Continue reading

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WEEDS

  Don’t get lost in the weeds Look up. Wish on stars Howl at the Blood Moon. Spot barn owls and fruit bats Look up There’s a Rorschach test of clouds waiting to be deciphered as the east wind styles … Continue reading

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THE LAST POET

There will come a time when the last poet will pick up pen or quill or charcoal carving deep in caves so maybe someone someday will feel the power of words Hope is air to poets and with his last … Continue reading

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