I write poetry about love and loss, what I observe, experience, and pine for. I’m an acrobat, yogi & mom. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.

Saturday Poetry Prompt: Dear Chaos…

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Plummeting from my bed amid angel and demon visions
expecting hotel white and goose down dreams to waft

lavender scents and soften my fall before sprinkling
sand into my next vision in this snug chapter of sleep

Enter chaos
My dear old friend

sending in the looters —armed with doubt…

The tupelo honey kind

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Sing me a sonnet
a love song
a snippet
mend my heart
with your long, slow lullaby
those lyrical sweet nothings
I can dive into
gyrate to your deft stroke
marinate in your sapphire confection
dawn til dusk
as I teeter at the edge
quivering
ready to plunge into
the shimmery shallows
the deep abyss of your sanguine passion
that penetrates my soul
I’m falling so…

Saturday Poetry Prompt: asking the crows

Image by author, November 19, 2021

The crow — the voice
the sounds you ask about
I was going to question, but
the and got between

her oil-blue wings as they
spread joy from her soul
lucid cerulean cravings
effervescently defining that

line of demarcation
filling her lungs with every
flight and every jittery
wish making her rainbow orbit

around the moon
cloaked in apprehension
every caw caw tickling
her skin sounds tackling

her voice

like some kind of
roadside kill, a second
thought reduced to split-
end feathers and

oil-diluted absoluteness
sinuous and coiling
down the pavement
like her voice

gritty with crunching
tamed by the shrieking oil
flossing her heart
in between hope and reality.

Ann Marie Steele

~This piece is in response the much-appreciated Saturday Poetry prompt that J.D. Harms posed:

Ann Marie Steele

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