Monthly Archives: April 2014

Expectations Gone

Standard

all over
thoughts roaming
taking flight
into unknown
for speaking
ideas found unwanted
inappropriately spew
creating havoc
during amicable
interactions together
changing moods
towards unintended
feelings displayed
morphing normalities
to the point
of not being
able to say
I can
expect this

-Jennie Nawrocki

Contact Fizzles

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relationships without
contact fizzle
from unknown
worlds apart
understanding nuances
of who a person is
without reinforcing
positives regularly
separate individuals
for even memories held
become faint
as those that rely
only on reports
gossip from others
twisted stories
rather than
discussions personally
direct conversation
that involves
no others
just one-to-one
as though
they are the
only people
in the room
getting to know
each other
depending on those
interactions complied
becoming more
frequent in nature
allowing themselves
chances to know
each other
they as themselves
because those
relationships without
contact fizzle

-Jennie Nawrocki

Word Searches

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mished mashed
letters single
or double
parts of several
intertwining many
reveal persons
inner circles
delegations of a few
that writing
one word
in particular
could offend
so many as
you didn’t
understand what
was really
written in
the form of
mished mashed
word searches

-Jennie Nawrocki

Arriving

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in the night
rolling tires whirr
the sidewalk glimmers
from the days rain
under the street lamp
frosted glow
slightly the wind
glides upon each cheek
as the scarf loosens
from under its
owners coat
leaves scattered
sporadically along
the pavement
opening the gate
singing with its
change of position
hurriedly closing
with a crash
once he passed
dressed for the evening
planned elaborately
takes a deep breath
presses the doorbell
the silence builds
anticipation of the wait
opening the door
he speaks greetings
“Good evening is helga here?”
“Sorry she does not
live at this address.”
the door slams

-Jennie Nawrocki

The Mattress

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flat in looks
though billowy
in texture
blankets cover
smoothed high percale
decorated sheets
adorned with cushions
pillows for a rest
provide softness
as the body lays
in several positions
slumber consumes
previous forms
tossing and turning
with thoughts
swirling around
barely frequent
compared to the comfort
of winding bodies
intertwine effortlessly
creating momentous
exhilarating exhaustion
allowing slumber
eventually overtaking
the events of the day
spreading over
into imaginative dreams

-Jennie Nawrocki

Live

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tragic is death
no one wants it
we all yearn
for survival
to spend another
moment here
living with those
close to us
our family, friends
even acquaintances
strangers we never
met though
among our help
this is the world
pursued daily
bringing excitement
in the midst
of another’s company

-Jennie Nawrocki

Sloth

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the head is heavy
when it takes on functioning
it shares with the heart
though the heart only
pumps blood
the head senses
heat, cold, and pain
it calculates movement
need for nutrition
remains active in
thought gains along
with organization
dispensing information
shutting down
when too much
take a break it says
now is the time
to relax

-Jennie Nawrocki