Try, Want, Need need need……..*

You’re all I need,

strap myself in

ready for that shot

in the dark.

abandoned

back room

brick and mortar

ruin,

soon becomes

my castle

in the clouds, where

draw bridge falls

euphoria’s gates

open wide

I float inside,

leave

realities of

life’s pain

behind,

I nod Out,

my Need

wakes me,

now all I care

about now.

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*Footnote:

Behind every addiction lays a reason for the onset of use. Sometimes it’s just for fun (a thrill) it’s prescribed (opioids) or just an escape from what’s hidden deeper within (self medicate) depression, stress, fear. Drug addiction encompasses all sectors of our society (it doesn’t discriminate). I’ve attached some informative links, for those who want more information, to help someone or you need help. The song is by Velvet Underground, may artists have been outspoken about their addictions. 🌎✌🏻❀️

https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/heroin.html

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/

Windy City Sailing * (haiku)

boating symphony

~rigging creaking planks working~

winds playing with sails

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* Footnote:

In case you don’t know downtown Chicago is in the background, it is known as “The Windy City”, I call it home. The photo was taken by a friend of a friend during their weekly Wednesday night races, they can be thrilling at times. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»β€οΈβ›΅οΈ

St. Joseph Coat

Joseph’s coat

of royal colors

emerald, trimmed

in deep purple,

fragile tiny

rare bloom,

short lived,

by sunset

you will have

faded to

a memory.

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*Footnote:

I have a love for flowers, due to my Mothers passion for them. I call myself the “plant rescuer” 😁, I buy the plants on the discount shelf, that no one wanted, neglected and barely watered anymore. I nurture them back to beauty. 🌸 🌎✌🏻❀️

Time after Time *

Beneath her flesh Runes awaken speak, she leans into arm, eyes closed, hidden, listening intently. Memories of longing now lost, as her Beloved slowly approaches. Ignites her energy allowing His too encompass her. Basking in His cool pale light, the Moon eclipses her fire, enjoys warmth, their souls are one in this moment. Now Master Time forever rules the skies moves forward, grants them not a second more. Sun, Moon must now pass into their next phase of longing, waiting again.

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*Footnote:

Title taken from a song sang by Cindi Lauper, however I love this acoustic rendition more. Enjoy! πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” 🌎✌🏻❀️

Who are You?* (tanka)

self contradictions

within are daily battles

between right and wrong

ever facing each other

no turning back choice binds us

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*Footnote:

Today is the Summer Solstice (I’ve attached a link to a song you might enjoy in celebration) signifies rebirth, also a time to celebrate life and growth, which leads me to the following. The choices we make only bind us for as long as we let them. There is always a path to rectify a wrong choice. That path may be difficult, this makes the lesson learned one too be remembered. πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»β€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Ancient Art* (haiku)

red sun ascending

~origami birds soaring~

wings folded for flight

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*Footnote:

The music of the Shakuhachi [The Japanese Flute] – Kohachiro Miyata, made me feel as if I was traveling on the currents of the wind soaring. Enjoy! πŸŒ¬πŸ•ŠπŸŒŠ

🌎✌🏻❀️