#poetryofmiraquill

146 posts
  • charlieka 34m

    I am the keeper
    of the tears
    of no descent
    sequestered behind the throat that never cries
    holding tight
    waiting
    to unleash a hurricane
    when your lips
    don't kiss
    but open to say
    goodbye

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 15h

    In for Life

    come to find out
    he was incarcerated
    after all
    locked up in the cell of her heart
    frozen there
    drunk on prison wine . . .
    and there was pain
    cold settled into the long bones and laced
    frosty tremors into the whites of her eyes
    days and nights
    head thrown back howling
    beating the tombs of her heart as drums
    he'll never make it out alive
    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1d

    Dormant Buds

    she
    had nothing
    but love and respect
    for the one she admired
    she knew her place
    and kept there
    and the willows of her heart grew water sprouts and suckers and
    dropped their limbs in
    sorrow

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1d

    Thirst

    he was a dew drop to her tongue when she asked for a sip her thirst piqued and craved for more and that was all she could think about
    desert dunes became words her tongue cracked and bled
    lips parched
    she turned to dust
    filled the air with devils twisting in winds
    searching without stop
    for her oasis
    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1d

    Lyrics of Her Song

    She was writing songs about the whispers of
    canyons in soft grasses unfolded with warm winds
    the blistering bark of Aspens quaking with hearts pressed into
    there were lyrics of
    rosemary thickets scented shadows of coolness
    brooks of jumping arcs of silvered sunshine
    clots of red clouds sulking behind the horse posed on the hillside watching the tangerine sunset

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1d

    She

    can be found in
    velvet thickets and marbled forests
    her head raised to the clouds
    quenched in downpours
    resting in verdant fields
    tumbled in perfumed meadows
    huddled beneath
    umbrellas of hissing trees
    bathing in mists
    drunk from the singing larks
    painting stars and
    stirring sunrise with words
    she draws the edge of night blooming with poppies and roses silvered with ringing notes
    of wood thrush and whippoorwill
    loving the sun topped
    white caps of
    wind torn waterways
    licking the snow capped mountains
    slipping into canyons and running across the plains
    she searches for the beauty in everything she sees



    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 5d

    Futile Search

    harvesting shadows from the graves of those I never knew is my hobby now
    the dead don't need the cool black pitter patters attached to their feet anymore
    the dead are not roaming afraid needing a friend
    I stich the shadows to my heels with ebony needles and aubergine threads and hope they fit
    want them to stay
    maybe help me on the way
    slowly push me ahead on the path i need to travel
    and every night mid journey they slip away
    leave me bleeding
    hanging alone on the side of the road where
    the moonlight doesn't shine
    I call softlike to my own dark form but she isn't here never has been
    for me and then I limp back to the cemetery to find another one
    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1w

    In my heart
    There is a space
    Empty and hollow
    my shoes echo in the shadowy halls as I wander the chambers, the corners the secret rooms calling and calling
    Looking
    I find
    You resting by the fire
    And you smile
    Say what took you so long
    And take my hand

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1w

    Give in

    I've tried to unpin my heart from this card that carries your name and snuff out the flame that sparks and dances beneath the words you've written and I've failed
    Instead of fighting the pull im going to give in
    give in to the sunset and sunrise
    love while I can
    feel all I can feel
    There won't be a tremulous lip or fear in my unwavering eyes because I'm ready
    face me
    and I'll tell you the same
    over and over again
    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1w

    the nights fell into stiff peaks and valleys pooling
    the silk of dark wrapped all 'round my eyes
    I became silent living inside
    I remembered the blue of your eyes and the hot slap of yellow summer sun the apple red the tangerine the umber of autumn leaves falling and falling
    another season
    another reason
    Done
    you made a pipe cleaner halo in white
    hung it on the Christmas tree
    called me your little devil
    kissed me
    goodnight


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 1w

    I fell like the giant sequoia that barely missed Channing Tatums doppelganger math savant movie inspirations Dad
    who innocently drove by the doomed tree according to the man on my plane
    (one and the same)
    The plane dipped and tipped...we were caught above Wray Colorado in tornadic winds after a hellish storm
    Falling head first from the green sky didn't scare me as much as the free fall I was navigating trying to understand the how and why my heartbeat eclipsed
    every plan every measure every dream I'd ever made in my life
    at merely a thought of you
    I fell I fell

    I fell
    for
    you


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 2w

    Swan Dive

    I'm giving up poetry for pain
    It's easier
    to swallow pills than words and feels
    I'll swim below the surface I've got gills you know so it's fine there's a world without words
    ink just leads to stains that blur with every read
    the high pitched whine of scratching quill keep me awake at night anyway
    I like the thick yield of quiet how it tempts me to press into that silent soft weight and sink into
    a pudding of every mouth that opened than gulped and closed
    of every hand that trembled with lusty ink but abstained
    of every single emotion that was strangled and killed
    to leave empty
    the soliloquy of a blank page


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 2w

    Howl

    I am in
    Paradise with The BoDeans in my blankets reading The Orchardist (thank you Amanda Coplin for your wordsmith) and living fine in an old T shirt peach whiskey perfumed night
    Looking at the world from inside a window box of flowers windblown dandelions swept clean wishes gone drifting under the pale blue sky don't worry about me I'm just a figment of your imagination
    never could put down the right words they haven't been invented yet so that void pulls me to keep trying but today I'm going dancing
    word spinning sunshine surfing under the cerulean skyline til orange dappled sundown is long gone and the moondoggies are head thrown back howling


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 2w

    If You Want Me

    What did you want me to do
    Tell me
    the silent scream will kill me
    Maybe that is finally what it will take
    I'm yours
    Take me
    Come and get me
    How much more graphic can I be
    I want you
    I like you
    In fact I think I'm in love with you
    I put it out there
    My guess is you'll run away

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    Newborn Dreams

    Consumed with the softness
    Of a glance
    By chance given
    And took I did for memories sake
    Close to my heart the picture it made
    You in your home with friends family
    A fire snapping food cooking
    A child in your arms
    You smile tenderly at your lover touch her arm
    You look together at the babe
    Oh how my heart purrs at this scene I'm happy for you
    And yet I hate myself ashamed of me and my dreams
    wishing that it was I who knelt beside you
    Felt your touch in my hair
    The wonder of a newborn
    The love surrounding
    not the pain

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    Summer Flew

    over the cliff across the lake I watched September songs fly in murmuration carrying summer away on the breeze of those synchronized wings

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    I wrote this because
    I can't say aloud what I'd like to and I know your eyes won't see this verse
    I just needed to write the words
    I want you
    ink it permanent
    like it isn't already
    a tattoo on my ❤


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    Ache

    How much pain will it take to break me
    I'm close
    There is a burning
    a pine tree died today
    Gave birth to a spark
    A knife edged in blood and electricity strikes like a rattlesnake
    I wish to be free
    I must be too shallow for this ache
    I want to be done with agony
    Can you help
    Put an end to this pain
    I'd give up my vices for you
    all except that one
    about daydreams


    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    Heart less

    Lost some time looking
    A heart can only stretch so far before time snaps it
    Back to the cage that holds the beat but you fed that wanderer and cared for it you bathed and soothed and made a home that looked inviting
    Now it's yours
    Wanting only you

    ©charlieka

  • charlieka 3w

    One Wish

    I roll your name around my tongue like old fashioned candy
    you taste like butterscotch
    the smell of hot coffee
    a sweatshirt day in Fall
    there is a little fire and a little whiskey and the crispy sparks that fly are the words I send to feed you
    I wish I could be the one thing you couldn't bear to leave behind when you had to go

    you make me happy

    ©charlieka