Category Archives: Poetry

Fraiku: Uhura

She opened hailing frequenciesto a prismatic future— taking uswhere we’d never gone before Nichelle Nichols, 1932-2022 So it goes…

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Orangery

Orangery He lives in an orangeryprotected from harsh winterby the warmth of inheritanceand orange privilege Like many citrus scionshe assumes it’s bad luckor poor planning that leavesthe rest of us out in the cold The world must seem opulentwith tropical … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Long Day

Night arrives after a long day I just want to be covered by your breath but the rain will have to do

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The Great Race

The Great Race “The planet was dominated by a bipedal species for a few thousand years.It is unclear if they achieved sentience.”~ Notes from a future survey of the Earth It’s race between instinct and intellect,between our baser demons and … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Belief

When someone asks if I believe in God I tell them I just disbelieve in one more god than they do

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Stand With Me

Stand with mewhile wildfires race the windand ash clouds the sky.I’ll wipe your tears. Stand with mewhile flash floods scour the cityand debris tumbles by.I won’t let go. Stand with mewhile gunshots echo off hillsand anger crowds the people.I’ll be … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Night Gems

More diamonds and rubiesstrewn across the night skythan are found on Earth Photo from the JWST. To celebrate the Sorta-Sonnets posted on Whispers & Echoes, I stole two lines from each of the seven published works and made a pastiche … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories of an Afternoon Nap

Childhood Memories of an Afternoon Nap Sneaking out the bedroom windowjumping off the porch roofrunning to the park pastthe fragrant rose bushes Climbing the cherry treeback to the turtle sandboxwith our crimson treats Then to the big swingswhere we pump … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Grief

Like amusement park balloonsescaping my graspyou’re lost in the sky

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They, Too

They, Tooafter I, Too by Langston Hughes They, too, sing America. Our brothers with slightly darker skin,who built the table, and all our sisters,who cook our suppers, they deserve their placebeside us and not to be confined to the kitchenor … Continue reading

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