Month: June 2018

day 171

daily poem / poetry blog

Begin again Star mother Phosphorous Sparks Atoms fly Atmospheric Jelly morphs to gold Flecks of dust spiral Through brilliantine Light This is what happened I saw it all The day I met you. kathryn lyster

day 170

daily poem / poetry blog

booze last year i gave you up 11 months since i felt you on my breath how it hurt to forgo champagne-on-the-brain SilverSpiritLady listen close - we are done i don't miss your smoke & mirrors no more the slinky spell of you has broken our lips have kissed their last kiss oh that sweetbitterburn it's someone else's turn. kathryn lyster

day 169

daily poem / poetry blog

growing hope a hundred bulbs planted already poking through soil like ears my mother said putting feelers out, antennae like tiny intrepid Explorers waking up shaking off sleep in a new land. kathryn lyster  

day 167

daily poem / poetry blog

berlin summer 2 i will think of you gladly for the love you were the pain we survived the friend you may one day become i feel you over there on bicycles in parks under dappled light bright green leaves walking the streets at dawn rolling cigarettes by a river chewing on those flat donut peaches you can’t get here that time we caught a train to a lake + swam out to the middle […]

day 162

daily poem

floating two men on the manly ferry to circular quay peeling pistachios + drinking beer out near the railings where big swell smashed against the boat I sat inside (sheltered from the sea) remembering that feeling of travelling like the wind owned me. kathryn lyster 

day 159

daily poem

Sheets hard to wake up sometimes hard to face it all sometimes when winter lurks at windows 6am feels like the afterlife sometimes waking up with you is better like proof i’m still here & you breathe warmth into my cheeks & it makes me braver than i am sometimes. kathryn lyster

day 157

daily poem / poetry blog

dawn close by  The new day rose  Like it was nothing  Like she did this all the time  Wrangled the moon to  Sleep with nursery rhymes  Parted mystical curtains  So the orange orb Could shine.  I saw her a few hours in  Growing stronger getting Brighter making colours from  Ash and honey wine.  She sipped time from a crystal  Glass ate ripe cherries &  Let me pass.  kathryn lyster  

day 154

daily poem

Last night  I know why you didn’t call your voice said it all long hungover pauses I’m done this bullshit can pass on by find your own way home. kathryn lyster 

day 152

daily poem

the ones that burned  yesterday I cut my hair took scissors to the length of time i’ve known you chopped off memories tied them with a pink bow lit a match and watched the amber glow. kathryn lyster

day 150

daily poem

the written word because you move inside me like blood fill my lungs with air fizz from my fingers like lightning you are more precious than lovers more of a lover than any man. kathryn lyster

day 146

daily poem

dreams  back when he was dreaming framing futures in his mind building prisms of light and sound - he saw her hair curling on fingertips turned out they were his. kathryn lyster