short one

My shadow
tall as trees
in the late afternoon light

my mind
short on thought
as another day ends

(D. James)

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raincycle

I want my life
to be like running water

flowing easily
down through
the cracks
and coming to rest
in a great natural pool

where the sun will shine
evaporating me up to the sky
becoming ominous clouds
then fall like rain
to begin again

(D. James)

Winter Beach, CA

raging sky
large distant clouds
like mountains
across the blue-green ocean

there’s that part
of the late afternoon
when we wish the day
would stop
take notice of itself
before descending
into another chilly night

(D. James)

I bite

spitting venom
out of fear

attacking
like a cornered
dog

to a threat
that is not there

unable
unwilling
to see any other
option

words meant
to cut
to hurt
to bleed you

all so you
won’t go away
or
to make you prove
what you say

(D. James)