[4.30.2019.1]

Ending as beginning
with a sigh without a shout
breath of tomorrow

AprilJoy
NaPoWriMo
4/30/2019

[4.28.2019.1]

breathe in silence
exhale what yearns to escape
primal screaming dawn

AprilJoy
NaPoWriMo
4/28/2019

Duck!

I am not a swan
Never been
never will be
I am a duck
sometimes
you know
like… always and forever…
ducks grow up to be ducks
and
thinking that you will someday
grow up
to be a swan
just because you are a different kind of duck
doesn’t mean
that ducks are not stunningly beautiful
that ducks
are meant to be ducks
and it means
that it’s perfectly okay
to sport your beautifully
duckness
and fly!

AprilJoy
NaPoWriMo
4.22.2019

Just Knock

I stand at the door
huge and ancient
cracked and weathered
I stand
it hangs
slightly ajar
that door
to the future… the past
I stand here
running my hands
gently over
cracked and peeling paint
splinters embed themselves
I caress this door
longing to go through
yet ever so afraid
to knock

AprilJoy
NaPoWriMo
4/20/2019