Wake Up

A fellow poet has summed up the love our world needs so beautifully in this haiku. I just have to share. Thank you, Ivor.

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Haiku:  Wake Up

Today birds didn’t sing

Tonight the moon is silent

Tomorrow needs love

Ivor Steven (c) August 2019

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Tune in – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

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Breath from within me floats out to join yours,

to settle on the brown ground beside

join the atmosphere’s chorus

sing with our exhale.

The tree we sit beneath is not excluded from our song.

Lightly soft, it hums new life down upon us.

With static on the radio world leaders move their pieces, play tunes of war.

Under the tree we continue to breathe each other.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017/Rewrite 2019

 

Thank you Vita Brevis

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Thank you to Brian Geiger at Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine for sharing my voice this week by publishing, Transient. Click on the title to give it a read and while you are there savor some of the words from amazing poets.

Vita Brevis Press is a small publisher dedicated to emerging and established poets, circulating their work in an online magazine and in physical anthologies. The Vita Brevis Poetry Magazinepublishes some of the best emerging poets out there, pairing their work with tonally relevant artwork.

Tender – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

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why are we so afraid of

the tender, exposure of

inside, gently cradled by

toughness skinned over

unconscious callousness

from days of survival,

thick with not letting

anyone in, to touch

the real, born within us.

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

The Tenderness Project

THE TENDERNESS PROJECT IS AN EXPERIMENT IN RADICAL EMPATHY CURATED BY ROSS GAY AND SHAYLA LAWSON. IT RECOGNIZES THE TENDERNESSES THAT APPEAR IN THE MARGINS AND LIGHTS THESE TINY SPACES.

Tandem – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

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Head down, back bent
climbing back into yourself
fear perspires on your forehead.
Looks like you could use a lift.
Travel forward with me
I will steer for awhile.
You can coast.
I will pedal out the questions.
You can consider answers.
Life can be different
on a bicycle built for two.
First published on Versewrights.
© Ali Grimshaw 2019