Month: March 2018

day 82

daily poem

detox  morning run on damp grass. tiny frozen weaved webs. frosted green world. i want to climb inside the dew. swim in the wet sparkling universe. feel myself suspended in silent mint jelly. a day of fluorescent lights. concrete lines. too much glass awaits. keep running girl. watch the meringue sky turn cold. kathryn lyster

day 80

daily poem

Perth I didn’t believe all the things you felt about me but now I feel them too & the world is somehow softer my feet walk slower & even though I’m so tired my eyes are seeing double there’s a sparkle at the edge of my vision that wasn’t there before like glitter glimmer shimmer on the bay at dawn. kathryn lyster 

day 78

daily poem / poetry blog

 against digitalism  read + write without the internet / mobile phone / disconnect / claim space / grow silence / starve digital disruption / allow time to dry / cherish tiny things / listen to evening swallows late to leave / watch the panic in you rust kathryn lyster

day 77

daily poem / poetry blog

outskirts suck of bracken water at ankles shins knees we're all in muddy bottom brown silt ripples hyper green bush bowl cradles this fading water body floating under magnetic sky fishbowl view of heaven lichen-bleached & moss-weeped cliffs cancel noise of the city green tree frog red bellied black snake magpie warble let's drift out here forever. kathryn lyster

day 74

daily poem / poetry blog

first date burning comet green fireball over sleeping city concrete 3am orange tail ripped through licorice honeycomb sky effervescent eager sun not far off psychedelic night unearthed behind us sweaty skin drying music + kaleidoscopic lights dying pulled back as we meander towards dawn. kathryn lyster  

day 72

daily poem / poetry blog

respect shake off your unshrinkable sadness. turn your face to the wide sun. today is just one day. don’t let it mean a stitch more. imagine you’re a rock against the crush of gravity. kathryn lyster  

day 70

daily poem / poetry blog

daily wave salt froth surf fest why do i do this? get on a wave stand up tall weightlessness sweet relief suspended from the chaos clutter mind carnage we have to save ourselves take any gap we find. kathryn lyster  

day 68

daily poem / poetry blog

silence Driving through the bush at night Mona Vale Road Deserted ghost stretch of tar Ghost gums silver under streetlights Vast black sky No stars or moon The only place you can go 90 But 90 ain’t enough I want faster more more more Heat fire sex lust freedom ink in my veins Windows down Music up Wind blaring I could put just my foot down and fly. kathryn lyster

day 66

daily poem / poetry blog

get out There’s a mirror in my head broken glass shards your shattered reflection does not belong up there. This is the last damn day  i’ll let you live there rent-free throwing sly glances my way.   kathryn lyster

day 60

daily poem

the Shaking dance. when you don’t feel like it when breathing isn’t enough when the fire in your guts is out when sorrow grips your face when life is too much & too little at the same time stamp your feet on dry earth when clouds withhold their rain run your body through winds that try to tear you down make the whole world silk billowing in your veins. kathryn lyster  

day 56

daily poem / poetry blog

Forget my name Words melt down walls. Light slides off the sun. Autumn will wash you away with the tide. No fighting. Just go. Bring me back stories of walruses + pig-sized squid. Don’t fear the monsters in the deep blue ink. They might nibble a toe / two but can’t swallow you whole. Float with sea flotsam til the ocean freezes over. A queen wave’ll wash you back to shore. You’ll spit out sand […]