Monday, September 19, 2016

Sailing Away











Au revoir, friends and readers. It's time for another voyage away from the shores of blogging. If I come safely to the other side, perhaps we'll all meet again. Till then, best of luck to all, and much gratitude to those who have supported and cheered me through the shoals and reefs of the past.



















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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fatal Charm





Fatal Charm







Untie the leaf and let it drop.
Shrivel each wing of the stuttering moth.
Shrink the sun, let loose the dark
to stripe the sky-beast's paneled heart
heavy with more than it can hold;
let the rain come hard and cold,
each death's-head drop a memoir told
of summer's wasting, long-winded decline.
Freeze the fruit and kill the vine
that can't be mine. 


~September 2016








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Fall Fade   ©joyannjones 2014

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Left



"Don't you leave me here
don't you leave me here
but if you  must go sweet baby,
leave a dime for beer."




Left



The first time I was left
I was unborn
before I knew to flip myself
and swim upstream
to shadow's
shifting shelter in the reeds.

Leaving after leaving
set the hook,
so many hands to pull
 the finished fish out of the drink.
All that's left:
a  silver glimmer and a stink
among the weeds.



~September 2016






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