Two Worlds

I

I am the boundaries that divide

placed by politics

a mockery of continents

ill-placed border crossings

blockades

walls

no-flight zones

international waters

can be changed

by exploration

treaty or war

 

II

One day I split continents

still eruptions and quakes

know no boundaries

with my heights and my depth

salty waters

fresh streams

flowing over me

I create weather and air

take care

of me

 

 

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dVerse prompt to write an apostrophe

Two Worlds

In Seattle

When the viaduct was removed in Seattle

homeless camps lost protection

from rains that always come

wet gear sends cold to the bone

try to stay dry and warm

tent after tent along the freeway

garbage thrown here and there

or burned in a campfire

this will be my last winter here you say

waiting for spring you say

always waiting for spring

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dVerse prompt “less is more” and my choice of the word homeless.  Homelessness in Seattle is growing with more tents along the I-5 going past downtown.  I was amazed at the extent of it this past summer (more than I had ever seen).

In Seattle

Crack

you thought it was whole

now there is a space

that can’t be filled or glued

you don’t know how it got there

it has left you trembling

you puzzle over

how such a perfect thing

has now a crack

because you smoked it

 

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word “crack”.  Felt like this prompt opened up to a look at addiction.

Crack

Eruption

Plumes of ash

hot rocks under foot

we climb up to Mt Etna

no earthquake today

the air quivers with sound

of explosions underground

vent and spew on your own time

change can come quickly

expect the expectable

in a world of the predictable

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word quiver. Went to Mt Etna, an active volcano in Sicily.

Eruption