Tag: poems

No Means No

She said no, But he saw red. With blood in his eye He forced her to bed… Closing his eyes, He drifted to sleep. She lay awake, Refusing to weep. Hearing him snore, She aimed for his head. Her sheets were white, But they saw red. Mother Hen Admittedly, […]

Women’s Intuition

It’s a thought, a feeling That defies definition, Cognition evading Any true exposition – But I know, I feel in the depths of my bones That something’s amiss! (Call it women’s intuition.) You can mock, You can laugh, But if you don’t listen, What you fear most Will come To […]

Woulda, Shoulda, Couldn’t

Wanting and doing are two different things, And cash in the bank is what thriftiness brings! But rainy day savings can hardly compare With a new pair of shoes I am longing to wear Today, not tomorrow! Must I beg, steal or borrow? I look, I lust, I […]

The Librarian – A Sonnet

She spends afternoons whiling Away hours among the stacks, As dust motes dance through shafts Of sunshine. She is smiling At him from behind the cards she is filing, But she know the ugly facts: Obsession lays its trap, But – however beguiling – Is there hope for a girl […]

Seeking Quietus

I need time, Some sort of haitus For sweeping my corners Free of detritus; This unruly pile Of crumpled receipts, Empty water bottles, Hastily scribbled lists –      Oh, LISTS! Lists, unchecked, forgotten – Half-formed ideas Sketched in pencil shavings, Promissory thoughts Seeking quietus. Mother Hen feature photo: Shutterstock (Writing […]