Monthly Archives: March 2014

Crackatowa

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circle the circle
the red mound forming
trapped beneath
the surface
composition of dirt and oil
an enemy to the
flawless complexion
daily scrubs
didn’t help
block these intruders
they burrowed in deep
beneath the surface
trapping themselves
making their home
while the skin reacts
turns red, white and black
using natural defenses
are no match
squeeze, pinch, pop
more, again, press
we must be free
squeeze, again, pop
more, again, press
without a choice
it was forced to move
from its unwelcome
presence

-Jennie Nawrocki

 

Love Remains

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together we stood
barely apart
interacting knowingly
on the same level
as we never have before
seeing that briefly
a taste of intimacy
only intensifies
the need to have more
similar experiences
for returning
again instills
love remains

-Jennie Nawrocki

Maybe

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maybe it wasn’t
translucent
as though
it seemed
for everything
has its
elements of surprise
waiting to be discovered
as interactions
are unclear
as we walk
without knowing
where we maybe

-Jennie Nawrocki

Priority

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schedules fill up fast
the amount of
people and things
preparations
along with events
each take up time
add to that meals
exercise, showers
and necessary sleep
don’t forget
the phone call
office chat
friendly conversation
at the store
include with that
errands and hobbies
numerous parties
gatherings and meetings
along with the
completely unexpected
squeezing everything
is a triage of priority

-Jennie Nawrocki

Handle

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turns, twists
moving up or down
knobs and handles
allow for entry
amongst various
drawers, cabinets
and many doors
whether ornate
or rather simple
their size is for
decoration and ease
though the function
served within actions
gives access
to hidden worlds
beneath exteriors
aesthetically displayed

-Jennie Nawrocki

Wave

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forgotten easily
how it is not the
ripples of action
but the center
of brazen impact
causing movement
across the water
that is where
it begins
turbulent drops
rousing unexpectedly
complacent carriers
of hazardous waste
masked with acceptance
for each wave
over takes territory
identity of the individual
until the original
disappears as though
they were never there
prioritizing the need
to find where it
all began, the center
distorting our world

-Jennie Nawrocki

River

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along the river
the sides slope forever

as the waters gush
in such a rush

over the rocks it rips
the smooth surface as it dips

creating white waves
lasting for days

water continues to flow
within its created row

only few things can hinder
making it vulnerable and tender

winter cold freezes it to ice
making a sturdy bridge so nice

sometimes a fallen tree
blocks its way free

for it may become a beavers home
that needs it and then some

going down its curvy road
waiting for more stories to unfold

-Jennie Nawrocki