Muses – Collaboration with Tre
In the presence of yellow,
I bury my tears.
A great act of solitude follows shortly
After I rid myself of
A belly full of worries.
I embrace beauty.
It is the one thing sharing itself
In its most pure state and we
Have the opportunity
To swim as long and as hard
As we need to.
We usually drown, though.
Regrets crouch, obscuring dusk
Whispering in fitful sleeps
Quilted cotton repels them all
Invulnerable, for now
The average person cannot
Hold three gallons of
Water without bursting
From the inside out.
I see blue and think of Dory.
I hear her optimism in the
Face of clownfish adversity
And I wonder, “Is swimming
All we have to do?”
The pessimist in me is alive
And gearing up for the days
Of tarred and feathered.
History repeats itself.
There are days
Usually deceptively overcast ones
When I feel an ocean of worry
Settling upon my neck and shoulders
Days like these are when I desperately
Seek out the dividing line
Where the land melts into the sea
Briny air becomes my totem
Lifting my wings while grounding me
In the reality of nature’s bosom
Everything is as it should be and
Not as upside-down as my doubts
Muses come in the middle
Of the night, sweaty boxers
Covered under thick comforters.
The only thing naked are
Some flowers have prickly stems
Self-preservation against those
Who would drain their nectar and essence
Offering nothing in trade
An elegant solution
To nature’s vulgar crime
I am made of thorns
Nourished by dried tears
In the presence of yellow
I swim on currents of light
Unbound by barbed uncertainties.
I love collaborating with my talented friend Tre. Our styles mesh so well together!
You can find some her solo work here.
Tre is also an Editor and writer for This Glorious Mess on Medium. She is also Resident Writer via The Scene & Heard Journal of Artistic Expressions.
In her spare time (haha! Yeah right!) Tre contributes nearly every month to Visual Verse Anthology You can find her work here.
Sadly, Tre shut down her WordPress blog, as she needed to streamline her online presence, making room for her personal site, https://www.simplesoulsister.org/.
If I wasn’t such a fan of hers, I might be envious of Tre’s prolific work ethic!