Desperately Seeking Oblivion

Desperately Seeking Oblivion He wants to taste it, quick on the tip of his tongue sliding with ease down into his gut... Someone should tell him to stop swallowing it whole. A strange enigma, [oblivion] tasting like nothing, encompassing, delivering, numbness... a capsuled oasis in vast desert to which all will dig and crawl our … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Oblivion

Tomorrows ~ a poem about HOPE, by Christina Ward

This poem is about hope. About reaching into tomorrow and becoming whatever you want to be. It is about connecting with the world around you and truly feeling inspired and blessed by it. What will your tomorrows bring? Will you embrace it? Here is my newest poem: Tomorrows   Here it is. A new year … Continue reading Tomorrows ~ a poem about HOPE, by Christina Ward

The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)

Ripped from the belly of the sea pregnant with vowels our tails slap hard pendulous swings, our eyes are benign, panicked moons, fibroadenomas sitting inside our heads. They must be plucked out. We climb outside ourselves, hold the knife steady, scrape against the grain, shedding our silvers until we are clean, carve a canoe-slice across … Continue reading The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)

No Return, A Heartbreaking Poem about the Soldiers of the USS Indianapolis

No Return Suspended, rafts drift with blood and oil they spread on their gaping faces. Dorsal fins flashing, stirring like soup spoons. Death waits below, saucer-eyed, evolved. Dog tags slink down the esophagus of the sea, silver coins shimmer then vanish. Faces toward Son, they that remain uneaten claw themselves, beg to be found. I … Continue reading No Return, A Heartbreaking Poem about the Soldiers of the USS Indianapolis

Cornucopian Dream ~ a poem for my fellow Earth lovers

    **Trigger warning, rape reference but only metaphorically speaking     Cornucopian Dream It topples, crumblesinto soils that regretto bear their yield. We burn it, borrow it,bend it and stake it,box it,ship it,buy it,but we cannot make it. We cannot build mindsthat know the end,minds that know no want,minds that know enoughmust surely beenough. … Continue reading Cornucopian Dream ~ a poem for my fellow Earth lovers

“Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004

CLARITY   The swinging wooden doors of The Red Marlin slapped shut behind me as I shuffled in to take my seat at the bar. Trish was there with precision handing me my drink and placing a wrinkled white napkin on the table in front of me. Her freckled shoulders wore the imprint of recent … Continue reading “Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004