Pages cut


In memory there is a time
When books came in folded sheets
The excitement of cutting the pages
Of a new book
Of a new adventure
For a child
Now grown up
And breaking bonds.

January 20, 2021

New project: Love Notes

Second chapter’s synopsis: Love Notes – Chapter 2


© 2021 Alain de Sade

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The deflowering of a flower


Love me
Love me not
Each petal plucked
For the joy of
Uncertain heart.

January 19, 2021

New project: Love Notes

First chapter’s synopsis: Love Notes – Chapter 1


© 2021 Alain de Sade

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Itinerant labor

A whirlpool has taken the child
Another ship sinks in the pacific
A soul is lost to itinerant labor
A heartless mother, could it be?
An absent father, could it be?
Is hunger or desire the cause
Unseen in day light but harbor
Inside wild souls wonder
The beaches, open today but
No takers, wondering souls wait
Another chance to catch the whirlpool.
January 27, 2021
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Obeisance

Before the glory 
Bowing heads in submission
Obeisance offered
Obeisance is recognized
Before the glory I see

Bowing heads in tears
A thousand soul released
From the chains of now
Returning home humbled
Obeisance offered in silence.
January 26, 2021
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Snowed today!


Bicycle ends here
Ducklings skid on frozen lake
Snow sleeps on trees happy.
January 24, 2021
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Wondering souls


In the darkness of
Yesterday wonder the souls gone
Flowers grow on the cliffs.
January 23, 2021
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Pebbles


Small feet run over the
Pebbles scattered across the ocean
Coast line draws the line.

Between life and death
Pebbles hold the names, the souls
Salty waters and dry lands.

Tears on the cheeks gone
Pebbles scattered memories
Small feet run the line.
January  21, 2021
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Simple thought


Keep it simple
Keep it short
My diary reminds me in vain

Writing over the river
Ink drips over the lines
My handwriting tells the truth

Madness into the cavity of thoughts
Sits silently except
For my pen’s screeching on crisp paper

Keep it simple
Keep it short
I scream at my diary in despair

Waking from a dream I didn’t have
Keep it simple
Keep it short.
January 20, 2021

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Willing it true

There are a thousand signs
Through the chain of steps
An old woman attempts
To conjuncture the omens
Of her seeing
An image of an imagination split
Between fear and hope willing
It true!

January 19, 2021

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Girl in the snow

Beautiful girl in the snow

Dance for me

Warm my heart with love to be

And I will sing my love for you

Beautiful girl in the snow.

January 17, 2021

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