Before Blue Eyes

A life before blue eyes
Saw darkness
even in daytime skies
Urgency in every sip
Slip of the tongue
on many lips
Chasing the trip
Down hazy paths
It didn’t add up
But, who’s got time for math?

A life before blue eyes
Saw self-deluding
Illusions painted with booze
And rouge
And loathing
I broke my own heart
Time and again
Exposing weakness
on every sleeve

A life before blue eyes
Was no life
At first hard to believe
Blue eyes saw a reprieve
No lies, no trying to deceive
Blue eyes saw me

A life before blue eyes
Was a different life indeed

The prompt was “a life before blue eyes” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet & @campfirepoets on Instagram on November 1. November prompts: Confessions.

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Winging It

A swing and a miss
I’m sorry miss
I took my chance
Though there was no chance
Perhaps in another life
We could’ve made a life
Together
Whatever
Did I mention
I babble when I’m nervous?
Are you going to eat that
Chicken wing?

– Written for dVerse Quadrille #164, prompt was “wing.” WC 44.

Well that didn’t last long…

So, I was quickly sidetracked by the barrage of fall activities with my newly 4 yr old. My anniversary, my baby girl’s birthday, fall and Halloween activities galore, and suddenly their was no time to draw ink art for InkTober. Sigh. I wasn’t sure I would make it and I decided beforehand not to be too hard on myself. I was able to paint a few rocks to hide and decided on a new addition to this catch-all blog I’m running here. I will be adding some book reviews for some of my favorite books in a new category. Thanks for following along 🙂

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