old man behind a cemetery

featured in the poetry forum February 25, 2021  :: 0 comments

I watched an
old man
drag two
sleeping bags
into the
woods
behind a cemetery
and I watched
as his
silhouette
faded
into the woods.

I sat for
a while
wondering
if I
should
check in
on him or
call the police
but instead
I read
a book.

editors note:

When one story beats another. (We welcome Tohm to our crazy congress of Contributing Poets with this submission. Read more of his madness on his new page – check it out.) – mh clay

my cat watches in silence

featured in the poetry forum November 26, 2020  :: 0 comments

my cat watches in silence
as i pace midnight floors of agony
and trace shadows with stiff fingers
and lean against painted walls

my cat watches in silence
as i take post at the dirty window
and gaze at the ivory moon
and examine validity of memories

my cat watches in silence
as i dance with madness and terror
and talk to ghosts unseen
and work through ideas not yet formed

my cat watches in silence
as i walk the dark hallways
and whisper words aloud
and begin to slow down

my cat watches in silence
and without judgment
and awaits the snap of my fingers
calling her to bed at last

editors note:

On the brink of pandemic panic, feline friends bring peace in a purr. Sleep well. – mh clay

all the angels sing

featured in the poetry forum May 31, 2020  :: 0 comments

smoke disappears
like
ghosts
on a porch
in the rain
and further
investigation
leads to
dissipated
dreams of
what
could have
been

editors note:

Hold your breath; extend the song… – mh clay