Category Archives: Poetry

Speak in Ink

Take care to speak in ink. Spoken words cannot be erased—only forgiven. Rough drafts laden with anger said out loud are instantly published. Apologies are hard to give requiring humility, sincerity, remorse. No real apology includes but. Apologies are harder … Continue reading

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Highway Home by Belinda Riehl (revised)

Parked on I-110, snaking the interchange to I-105. Endlessly flexing and contracting; each car, truck, bus, a vertebrae. 2mph at 4pm headed to LAX, hoping for acceleration on a straight-away.   If that language means nothing, you’re lucky. You haven’t … Continue reading

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Words Wound

Words can hurt like a punch Stomach gets sick, head hurts, eyes water Misunderstandings mend quickly But direct strikes stab. Words are only sounds in our ears How do they reach our eyes to make tears? Churning a pathway through … Continue reading

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End of the Day

  How many sunsets have you watched Waiting for tomorrow? How often are you in the past Overwhelmed by sorrow? Would you really do things differently Given what you know? Or can you sit in peace today With just that … Continue reading

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