HurricaneIn time we feel the same rolling heatHurricane by StJoan
waves and tropical disturbance
builds over warm water
swirling mass of vapor and energy.
The mercury rises and falls with it
our breath sighs and stress,
fingers gripping into plywood, wobbles
stalls and charges forward.
The memories say we should leave.
HalcyonI must not smile so muchHalcyon by StJoan
when the sky is the color of decaying
snow without the crisp cold
to hold me hostage in reality.
They think it strange
for lips to be swollen
glowing pink and pretty
up turned despite the clamoring
rush, hurry, faster, farther
falling around me.
It should fade, vanish in the flux,
yet even as I bite the curve of my lips,
it will not yield.
Dew in the DeltaWe wish for hope in bluesDew in the Delta by StJoan
or a cool breeze,
to coax the drips but
sweat clings to the curves
beneath moans a slow beating heart.
Mississippi Jar FliesThe air is thick and warm in the Delta.Mississippi Jar Flies by StJoan
It oozes down our lungs
as we sink down on to the levee
watching rice fields begin to shimmer.
A lacy wing of orange light
flutters on violet and trilling song.
And the dragonflies
dart and dance as little emeralds
to the tempo of twilight.
at threeAt threeat three by StJoan
when the hand on the clock
struggles to move--
there is thunder.
Faded orange land clashes
with man made green.
Thunder comes again--
Gods heart beating over a desert.
Water vapor grabs dust and begs
to be pitched down and made into earth.
When it rains the road steams under the sun--
blacktop turns to oil slick.
And I struggle
to say something
that hasnt been said before.
I've been accused of going by Joan, but really my actual name is Alicia. |
I recently relocated down to Austin, Texas because let's face it: it's the best place on the planet.
Occasionally I write something worth reading, but more often than not I'm in the business of quick scrawls and scraps of poetry that i've been terrible about getting back around to them.
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Current Age: 25, Current Residence: Austin, Tx, deviantWEAR sizing preference: Women's Large Ah! Boobies!