Monday, January 27, 2014


It is a starving animal.

It's mean angry and scary
when lean with hunger.

Purity of purpose
has sharpened its senses.

No smell or sight or sound
can hijack its attention
away from prey.

Even when hunger
burns out its insides
it's never too weak
for the thrill of a chase.

It needs to strike with ferocious deftness and
inflict pain by ripping tender flesh with dagger claws.

It needs to watch its prey's futile struggle
till it goes slack in its jaws.

More than blood it needs to taste power.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Equality

The colour of your skin is a
function of sunlight and genes.

It serves to protect you from
the harshest rays of the sun.

The contours of your body
are a map of your homeland.

They tell the tale of survival
in various rugged terrains.

Be proud of what you're endowed with
and enlighten those foolish

frogs confined to wells of
stagnant notions of beauty.

Remind them that Nature made all with equal love
and show them the vast sea of diversity.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Aurora (alliterative) Australis

In the coldest corners of our world
on the longest darkest winter nights
Celestial flames lick the sky in twirls. 

Fiery red and green dance violent whirls 
against velvet black backdrop unfurled 
by God for this dazzling play of light
in the coldest corners of our world 
on the longest darkest winter nights.