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The Stranger's heart

Worlds apart
Heard voices in each other’s head
Tongue tied is the stranger’s heart

Face to face they spoke of art
The mongrel and the thoroughbred… 97 more words

Writing Challenges

Crowd Control


I’ve waited for years for the right words to flesh out an anguish that has hung immeasurably heavy on my heart. As such, to do justice to its gravity, I’m giving this work my first-ever preface. 305 more words


Mind the Gap

A step away
Destinies apart
Chasm between worlds
Negligibly narrow

Colin Lee

A snapshot on my way to work this morning, as prompted by dVerse’s Poetics: And the sign said….


the Pepperers

Nothing to sneeze at
though we grind them down without much thought
yet on such spicy seeds empires were made
fortunes favoured
a school for clever East end London boys* 76 more words

Writing Challenges

The Shaker Set

Inexhaustible sunshine
Intelligently southpaw
Ideas fountained
In technicolor vision
I’m pepper—the cheery soul

Square like a box
Stealth like a fox
In gloom I think… 75 more words


Day - 42 - Mugshot!

I ​dropped a coin at the corner,

to the homeless man.

Swung and walked straight,

On the air,

holding the street lamp.

Caught a balloon, 189 more words


Midnight Poetry Prompt, a Lai

Temptation had me
To scribble at 3—

A what? “lie”? or … “lei”?
Oh, a “lay”. I see.
French? j’aime!

Still trapped in the spree, 75 more words