Warm Body

When I looked at you, looking at me I think of all the happiness you could bring. All the love and the light that we could share A kind of connection that doesn’t come from anywhere. We’ll share in the joy and the laughter through tears You’ll comfort me in the pain of the rotten…

Caged

When you put a tiger in a cage It eventually loses its stripes It no longer roars for its prey in the night It longs for the wild but settles for the safe It yearns for the freedom Its heart will forever ache When you put a bird in a cage The wings will often…

String of Memory

By Renee Lishka They pluck and riff Strings echo Childhood games merge with legends Of rock Lennon and McCartney Let me not forget the coming of the sun Nor the riff of love being, “Here, there and everywhere,” Finger-pointing songs From a ‘tambourine’ poet He seduces my mind with ideas. Ideas too complicated to understand.…

Childhood

It was late and she didn’t want to sleep alone. Eleven years old and always alone. They talked, laughed and shared. Music filled the comfort of her loneliness. Eleven years old and always alone. Until he offered to stay. Music filled the comfort of her loneliness. He would stay all night. Until he offered to stay, Darkness and…

McKinley Way

By Renee Lishka Only one shade of pink, reaching high and wide as it sits on arms of coal. The bark grumbles against the heavy metal, exhaust seeps into the pink flesh. Grass lay still while tiny feet trample its slender bend. The blades hold tight to the sun that burns, as the spray of…

Think About It

By Renee Lishka Before you go into that room, And open the door to eternity, Think about it. Before you cause pain, And a memory that will forever be, Think about it. Before you leave behind The ones who love you so Think about it Before it’s too late, And they find you’ve already gone,…