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It was Good

And he said it was good. Good enough. She said. • And she said it was good. Don’t question her. Believe it. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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‘CURVATURES’ ~ an Acrostic

The touch of a poet’s vision… ••• What a poet sees is rather what his eyes feel… As his words so written; might conceive and reveal. ••• This acrostic poem has the traditional leading-letter word at each phrase. I have

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Room for Cream

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Threshold

©2017 EWK

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Castle in the Sky

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Black Coffee

I keep His house This ain’t My home I got chores for a life — turned cold: black coffee sipped alone. The doors lead to walls Windows broken glass Plaster holds scars hid — of unforgiven’d deepening cracks. Man of

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Carefree Days

* summertime sidewalk chalks moonlit nights * fishing trips canvas tents nature hikes * swimming pools sunburned tans beach and sands * windblown kites iced tea sipped tree house climbs * firefly lights apple pie naps on quilts * children

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‘Before I Knew It’ ~ a poetic letter to a girlfriend I never knew (this is true)

I often wish I was A more expressive friend, back then In the days we had, Ages of some few years Plus ten. ~ We had our moments I know I felt that thrill. Just to sit with you besides,

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‘CREATE’ ~ an Acrostic

Communicate Ruminate Emanate Accentuate Titillate Enunciate   ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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From the Beginning

the day had come to just believe the trail of our lives Led to you with me. there were signs along the ways pointed in directions As if we were lost. take another step is all we could do as

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Filled to Brim

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Traffic

~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Several Sensual Stanzas of Seven Syllables

— whispered wants send out shivers — skins wakened warmth flows within — gasps heaved from a lover’s grasp — musk and dews of passions cusp — climax comes so soon relaxed — ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Without a Doubt

It is not What you Wear. As a stitch-thin veil. It is What you Declare. As a heart-spun tale. ~ I’d rather be a scribe of subtle variations of versification. Than to be a boisterous bard of flippant incantations. ~

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Fire*

There’s a fire* inside of me. Embers of past dreams casting sparks. Teasing and tempting to ignite each day. Smoldering deep vapors of combustion. Dreams erupt as I have seen. Dreams drift as yet to be. My dreams burn: white

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First Kiss

Waiting for creative inspiration to come is sort of like being a shy boy and waiting for your first kiss. ~ Make eye contact despite your fears reach out express your feelings and don’t worry if it makes you blush.

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Sing it like ‘Satchmo’

• play my words      as a jazz tune sways hear my voice      in a dulcet jive • dressed so debonair      class blow that valved horn      brass bourbon on ice      glass

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It’s a Poet Thing ~ Haiku

~ an EWK photo Haiku   ©2017 EWK (photos from Pixabay, image enhancements & photo montage’ by Eric W. Killip)

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Found

• My ears drop wet tears. — Hearing. Your words fall from what you say. — Speaking. My eyes show dismay. — Seeing. Us in such a way. — Love’s decay. — Seeing. You go out the door. — Speaking.

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Lines of Desire

• • ancient Kama Sutra inspires. intuitive Techniques aspire. • • swooning Hearts beating. heaving Chests breathing. • pliant Earlobe nipped. nuzzled Nape kissed. • supple Skins revel. huddled Hips tremble. • languid Lips parting. teasing Tongue darting. • silken

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the Peach

©2017 EWK (a Tricube poem is composed of 3 syllables per verse, 3 verses per stanza, and 3 stanzas in total)

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the Poet

the Poet … does not have a vocalist’s melody; to carry their legacy, standing alone on a nightclub stage. ~ … does not have a band of instruments; to strike their soulful innocence, upon a pulsing back-beated harmony. ~ …

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This Heart of Mine

~ The savior of others, I’ve always longed to be; never taking a moment to look at who’s saving me. Helping those who’ve never asked; nor know my soul, this is my heart aching burden. ~ To jump all in,

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Ignition

ignition starts my key turns, a heart. upright reclining seats resonant radio, beats. motor idle whirs fluids warmed, swirl. we ride as one a moonlit, sun. maneuvering swift curves our bodies gently, swerve. we never tire our palms wet, perspire.

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‘Skip’ ~ an anticipation alliteration

our lips nip.   our hands strip.   our grip slips.   our hips dip.   our thighs drip.   our hearts skip. ~ an EWK alliteration Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Poetic Lines

commonly subdued thoughts with feelings are inscribed in poetic lines ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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wanting

wanting.                                    1 flirts kiss bliss . needing.                                

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Sky Blue ~ a Haiku

sky blew from above hear the whisk of angels wings Earthly treasure found ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Residues Unglued

R-E-S-I-D-U-E-S   U-N-G-L-U-E-D Respirations Exhaled Saturate Indelible Doubts Upon Emotions Spent Unrequited Nocturnal Gratifications Linger Unsatiated, Embers Death. ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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‘is’…

Hard questions with rounded corners…   is… life a legacy? is… death a destiny? is… hope a habit? is… church a choice? is… religion a ritual? is… faith a philosophy? is… love a language? is… war a weapon? is… peace

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My Guitar ~ Electric version

Metallic sheen of my limber cordage laid; tensioned and waiting your embrace, your hand grips and glides as fingertips press. Grasping me at length in just the right place. Syncopated backbeats restless throb; my body hewn of firmly crafted curves

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My Guitar ~ Acoustic version

Notes in tune as desired upon my strings; tightly bound in lithe response to your touch. Flexing cords so sinewed and taut; songs uplift as strummed and plucked. My lacquered body held upon your lap; a resonant source, our tonal

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PASSION by day & by night…

‘PASSION by day & by night…’ by Day… Pursuing Altruistic Sensations Satiated Intensively On Nonconformative necessities   by Night… Pulsating Affections Sensually Succumbed Inside Our Nakedly nurtured needs ~ an EWK Acrostic Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Morning ~ a Haiku

it’s morning again sunrise comes but once a day following the night ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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The Right Stuff

Twilight Excites Upright Ignites So much thrust at twilight excites us. The Right Stuff pushed upright ignites lust. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em ©2017 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four lines

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inspired

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Geometric Growth ~ Haiku

~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Bound – Haiku

reeds between the twine hayed stacks baled high in a barn bound for Winter’s needs ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK (photo taken by me, on a scenic drive in the countryside)

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Time to Feed the Traps ~ Haiku

~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Harvest of Divorce ~ Haiku

~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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an Inoculation of Alphabetization Fantasization

ABC… Roll up your sleeve, a fantasy. … Anticipa’tion Bijec’tion Consumma’tion Devo’tion Emo’tion Flirta’tion Gratifica’tion Harmoniza’tion Interac’tion Juxtaposi’tion Kinky situa’tion Lo’tion Mo’tion Necessita’tion Orgasmic celebra’tion Perspira’tion Quiet medita’tion Romanticiza’tion Stimula’tion Titilla’tion Undula’tion Vibra’tion Whispered admira’tion &… XYZ, as the termina’tion

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love imbued

♥ skin dewed ruddy hues sultry mood love imbued ♥ lips hot passions sought limbs taut naughty thoughts ♥ looks glisten kisses given nipples stiffen bodies pivot ♥ feelings shared fantasies bared loving care heartbeats paired ♥♥ ~ an EWK

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Just Looking ~ Haiku

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To the Point ~ Haiku

A new Photo Haiku poem. (a work-in-progress) The context here is intentionally heavy with ‘fusoku-furi’, or Japanese essense of metaphoric distancing; #1✔ …And syllabic structure of and respective of 5:7:5 phrasing (as in English); #2✔ …And there is a symbolic

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My Generation

my generation varying shades of ages autumn of our lives ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2017 EWK

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Nest Egg

Nest egg has been cracked Holiday bills migration Bank balance heads South. ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Words that Cry

Words that cry for me Tear stained in poetic verse The rhymes of my life. ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Waxing Poetic

waxing poetic feelings softened as written hard emotions drip ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em ©2017 EWK

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Discover her Story

She was like a book Found, Held deep within Antiqued parchments Inks impressed Illuminated scripts. Stories authored Expressive, And finely bound With gilded accents Embossed with filigrees Dignified exquisiteness. So subtlety Tinged, Self published By her own discretion Chapters enumerated

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Turn the Page

Tick tock. Time to check off another box. Turn the page on another year gone. It won’t be 2016 forever and even for long. Welcome the New Year and ring it along. Join along and sing your song. Our future

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If I must Die

If I must die With my final verse In hand Then let it be A seed Of inspiration To other minds Of youthful vigor Whom might read Of my life And energies Spent For if I be known Nevermore Another

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Royal Flush

. on the throne down the drain clear the pipes royal flush . . . ~ an EWK Poo’em   ©2016 EWK

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Uphill Climb

Dying Trying Sighing Crying Yes, you might risk dying, trying to; Not climbing gets sighing, crying blues. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four lines rhyme

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Embracing

Restless Breathless Reckless Fetish Kissing cures our restless, breathless ways Embracing our reckless fetish craze. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four lines rhyme and

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empathy

’empathy’ ~ (words alone cannot describe…) • Suffering? Aleppo, Syria. •• Far away? Not so much. Could be US. ••• No answer? No question, No reason. •••• Heartbreaking. Life changing. Earthshaking. ••• Suppression. Aspersions. Oppression. •• Refugees. Hear their pleas!

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A Crisscrossed Crush

He wished she could feel his crush within his eyes. She wished he could feel her crush within her thighs. Each wished the other could feel their crush within their sighs. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Kawasaki Kringle

Could a crimson caped & capped Kris Kringle carry considerable Christmas curiosities as he can while casually commandeering a chromed, classic ‘Kawasaki’ cruising cross-country to considerable consecutive criss crossings to console continentally covetous kids? ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2014

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Sad Santa Seized

Sad Santa seized since sleigh riding so soon since sipping cinnamon Schnapps. Several serious certificates signed as so surely a shame since he was sighted sleighing so shifty & so speedily. Sheriff Steven Sirocco secures silver shackles so suspected Santa

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Santa’s Swimsuit Sweethearts

Santa shown swiftly streaking shallow shorelines in soaked skivvies. Stylishly slender swim-suited sweethearts seen sharing his stride surely starts his smile; so certainly stashed inside his silvery ‘stache. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2014 EWK

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Some Days

Some days are like an episode of ‘Jeopardy!’ With the volume played in muted silence. All answers read on a blue screen. Never a certain question heard, just the often occasional and questionable static spoken from within your mind. As

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Held in a Clamp

Held in a clamp. Body and brain quiet screaming ramps. Migraine headache’s consuming hurt. So much so that I just can’t stand. This sort of pain is nature’s curse. My mind becomes a radar screen. Spinning strobe as the weather

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A Chill in the Air

A chill in the air at night does sting, rain from above on a tin roof pings. Flickering flames cast a shadowed eclipse, candle waxes molten flows hot and drips. Bellowing swift wind from outside blows, smoky warmth of fireplace

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A Moment too Late

when I first met you my eyes looked into your heart, a moment too late ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Passion

Keep a stiff upper lip when times get to be hard you need to dive in deep hold on tight in the night revealing you’re all there and going for it all in and out all around the bases heading

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Enigma

We’re an enigma. Passions change as seasons do. Hot sweat drips from ice. Emotions buried so deep; smothering our heart’s desire. ~ an EWK Tanka Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (inspired by restless desires)

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Slightly Sway

Hold me tight. Subtle moans, throbbing tones. Clasp your body to mine; as we slip into the night. Feel the pulsing beat. From the dance floor, to the bed boards. As we slightly sway; dance with me between the sheets.

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A Taste of Honey

a taste of honey sweetened glaze of desire tongue tip teasing lips pearled grace enfolds glistened dew of loveliness fount of love’s rewards ~ an EWK Haiku (×2) Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (inspired by a 1963 song by ‘The Beatles’)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Shadows of My Life

• I have written my thoughts.       Often as a feeling       Inspired by the urge of subtle meanings To give life to words. After living and then soon afterwards.       Will you sort through       Stuff that holds certain

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A Stable Table

You sat there As I sit on my chair A setting just so for two Served for us to dine so debonair. The ambiance I find detracts From this canted sway I counteract Jostling of such formalities Startling my senses

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Staccato

Road tripping sunsets Tree lined streets staccato played Shade : Sun : Shade : Sun : Shade Evening comes as headlights due Night arrives, I’m homeward bound. ~ an EWK Tanka Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (inspired by a road trip)

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Yo. Read some Poe.

Yo. Read some Poe. Does anyone really read Poetry anymore? We amp-up all info-rushed in blinking blurs of tapping texts of obscured austerities upon our digitized screens. What of the classics, the poets of all-time? Whose stage-showed verbiage taught the

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Spooky Spirits

Spooky spirits sweep several sooty stains of souls sent spiraling skyward since suddenly succumbing to silently suffocating subconscious séances. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2014 EWK (inspired by a Halloween night)

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Emotion Contained

Just suppose we were to ask a sculptor; “what the clay knows”?, or ask a musician; “what the notes know”?, or the painter; “what the brush knows”? The tools of the artist; yield to a part of the work, in

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Hot Rod

Caution: slippery when wet. Curves come on a wet night: ride.  Shifting: gear shaft: fast. Dare not follow a map: gasp. Lean in and feel the grip: slip. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016 EWK ••• “It’s the shapes of the

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Calmed this Night

Daughter of the Dreamworld. Mother of the Earth, Sister of the moonlit sky. Clouded airs above us Ever changing silhouette. Peaceful times and comforts. Calmed this night at rest. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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this wind

this wind, mills to paddle and spin  weather or not in vane. we feel the blows turned perpetually to its force of nature, turn. around again gears winding through years, this wind. ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (inspired by a

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We are Electric Addicts by Nature

The power went out as the storm came in Stumbling in rooms so suddenly opaque Uninvited nighttime enters within Reaching blindly, attempting to locate A candle lit or flashlight would abate. Feeling this becalming intensified Shun the days of old

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Wanting This

Wanting of her wishful, teased-tough love. Whispered kiss taunted with, her pout lips. Hushed breathing tempos rise, hearts beating. • Finding bliss two as one, wanting this. Clips unclasped firmly held, in your grasp. Clothing strips desired wants, passion drips.

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New Shoes

A boy’s new shoes a pair, So few. What a blessing of care how good, So rare. He kept his prayers just as he should so long, He would. • Old shoes tired as he played along wartime stories, Ragtime

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E Pluribus Unum

Politics. Bureaucrats. Lobbyists. Cover ups. Mudslinging. Choices tough. Elephants? Reds or Blues? Donkeys too? • Harsh insults. Campaign stops. Poll results. Podiums. Candidates. In debates. Hang on tight. Voter’s rights. All uptight. • Washington. Wannabees. Election. November. President. Whom ever…

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Solemn Autumn

Crisp, crushed, chaotic leaves, fallen. My steps taken, trodden. My feet; the mortar’s pestle, solemn. Kaleidoscope of abstract art, autumn. Nature’s unframed canvas; so infinite, calling. ~ an EWK ‘work-in-progress’ Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Inside Out

I wear my shirts inside out. My pants; I often do too. Seams all exposed as sewn, And those scratchy little labels; All on the outside, shown. It’s a habit of my expression I often wear my clothes outside in.

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A Leftover Limerick

I dreamed of sailing in a regatta  In an ocean of cheesy ricotta It was not as you’d think I didn’t sleep a wink Up at night with a plate of lasagna. ~ an EWK Limerick Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (inspired by

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King for a Day

King for a Day. All the Pawns would play. Shape and stature, White or black lacquer? What does it matter, if you strut along so dapper? Take this moment by the horns, Wearing that crown of gilded thorns. Slide along this

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This Old Place

This old place has become a worn relic Avoiding the urge to redevelop Farms often sold with great haste Seldom is this sort of place Left alone nature’s charm can envelop. ~ an EWK Limerick Poe’em  ©2016 EWK /// Irish Limerick line-style

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As Thoughts are Sentenced

Hostile words released. One word follows another, As thoughts are sentenced. Both hearts burned eternally In smoldering emotions. Repression by words Never polite; soon ignite. Insecurities. Formed in passive-aggressions. Time heals all wounds: don’t they say? Much could be spoken,

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What Does?

What does beautiful feel like in the dark? What does sexy sound like in silence? What does time look like without a clock? ~ an EWK Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Story of My Life

Stacks of memories Some pages stuck together Story of my life. ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Pineapple Daydreams

Pineapple daydreams Potent yellowing within Best eaten when ripe. ~ an EWK Haiku Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Scores with Tens

Olympics Gymnast Limits Fitness A gold medal Olympics gymnast. Scores with tens, no limits of fitness. ~ an EWK Tyburn (+1) Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Broken-down Chevy

Steady Ready Chevy Heavy Everyone push, steady! — all ready? This broken-down Chevy is heavy. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four lines rhyme and are

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Stir Vigorously

Life is bittersweet Add spoonfuls of dreams per day Stir vigorously ~ an EWK 5:7:5 Haiku Poe’em   ©2016 EWK

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Flexible

Fold me here Take this end and line it up with that one I’m flexible I bend Place your hand here and press down firmly Slide it along and crease me Crisp edges There you’ve got it Now insert Tab

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Tree of Life

The clouds of this life you see Have passed us by in shape-shifted serenity You don’t always look up, as it’s there I would be. This tree of life has become your home. It’s branches have grown with time A

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Beach Water

Hotter Brought her Daughter Water As the beach got hotter I brought her Boyfriend and my daughter iced water. ~ an EWK Tyburn Poe’em   ©2016 EWK (A Tyburn poem contains six verses of a 2:2:2:2:9:9 syllabic pattern. The first four

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Satin Sheets

I don’t have a typewriter; my fingertips on lettered keys, the old fashioned kind of way… I don’t have a pencil or a pen; my thoughts I would inscribe, my restless mind keeps dropping them… I don’t have a sheet

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Spit and Polish

Sailors aligned, in readied formation. Standing proudly side by side. Donned in white caps, Poised for pending inspections. As the threat of invasion looms near. Many stand direct and true, Others acquired a postured skew. Some dappled with silvery medals,

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Tour de France

Tour de France Road racing Bicycles Mountain course Time trials Village runs Cheering crowds Peloton Collisions • Traditions Three weeks long Endurance Team leader Sprinter lead Echelons Breakaway Finish line Victory Maillot jaune! (’yellow jersey’) ~ an EWK Tricube (x2)

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Army Boots

I once had a pair of Army boots. They were tired and worn from so much use. My mother had died, She had them outside. They’re mine; soon as I get the laces loose. ~ an EWK Limerick Poe’em   ©2016

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