Watch Your Back

When I Bite Hurt me beforeNow I’m five steps aheadProvoke me to record my roarMy bite will endYour war Form: Marianne

Atmospheric Arkquain

WindRattlesPlastic blindsKnocks plants over Light a few candlesIn case the power goes outThis atmospheric river’sCategory five Trees sway like inHurricanesBranchesBlockTrain tracksTo downtownLooks like I’m stuck Three back to back stormsMight help restore reservoirsYosemite waterfallsMust be raging now Wish I was thereWith my kidCuddledUpHotelAhwahneeSuite would be sweet But she’s far awayWith her dad and stepmotherIn a…


Would you like a balloon, my dear?Come closer, lots to seeDon’t be scared, don’t shed a tearExplore the underworld with me Come closer, lots to seeYour parents won’t be mad at youExplore the underworld with meThere’s nothing else round here to do Your parents won’t be mad at youCome see my sewer circusThere’s nothing else…


Frozen for so longBuried myself beneath hisForced cold toleranceMy heart knows we’ll melt againFor now I surviveAll my energy consumedTrying to get byBut if I try hard enoughThen I’ll rememberYour sweet laughter on the shore“Look, Mommy, watch me!”Starfish at your feetSuddenly those days feel robbedYou’ve been gone so longStill I hope there’s a futureTogether againImagine…


Thirty-seven on fifteenthOphelia haunts my dreamsCapable of her distressWillow branch, precariousHeart full of wasted sunlightDrowning in tears every nightIf she relies on HamletThen she’ll die full of regretTo think of swimming aloneChills her weakened lonesome bonesTorn from his warmth, confoundedEvery heartbreak compounded I literally cannotArticulate depression What the fuck’s wrong with my brainFeels like life…

Dawn Haiku

First week of autumnDesperate for a long hikeHurry up, sun, rise This haiku kind of just popped in to my head right now, as I am waiting for the sun to rise so I can go hiking.

Joseph’s Star

A Joseph’s Star poem written for Murisopsis’ My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt Quesadilla GratePile of cheeseGet salsas readyRemove chicken from crock-potAssemble ingredientsHeat the tortillaPlate it upEatMineIs spicyNot just the salsaMy secret ingredientsJalapeno pepper jackChipotle chickenSrirachaLime

The Anna

Trees Turned us intoAncient damaged redwoodsSet us aflame during a droughtFire resistance aged our youthful faces My love for him still evergreenAlthough he cut us downThe fall brings peace The Anna was a bit of a challenge to write 🙂 Post written for Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge-Trees and My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt All photos…


September in California Fires lit my dreamsWoke to caramel skiesForesthill, Yosemite, WeedSmoke surrounds usCan’t breathe A Marianne poem for Murisopsis’ My Name Scavenger Hunt.


Afternoon Delight AlmondRocherMacaronDippedIce cream sandwichFrozen MidtownSacGingerElizabethChocolate shopHeaven My first attempt at a Golda poem. Inspired by the Almond Rocher Macaron ice cream sandwich by Ginger Elizabeth. Written for My Name Poetry Scavenger Hunt’: “10. Write a Golda poem or incorporate the words related to gold into a poem.”