Butterfly Wishes #poetry

Butterfly Wishes by Alejandro N. Marrero I send wishes out like colorful butterfliesGiving them wings of love with motes of lightsThey’re my gift to all of youThey’re a manifestation of everything that’s trueI send prayers on the wind like breezeAlways hoping we all find our days filled with easeWhere all of us are content and…

Narcissus and the Buddha #short #story

Narcissus and the Buddha by Alejandro N. Marrero 4/7/2021 A long time ago there was a person who came to the shores of a great and calm lake every morning, afternoon and evening. They did this always to admire their outer beauty in the lake’s reflection. This person was blessed and attained the difficult to…

Chaotic Neutral #poetry

Sketch by Kristina Laurendi Havens Chaotic Neutral by Alejandro N. Marrero Today was neutral it’s that bliss that’s in between thoughtsThe day that has happiness in the same amounts as being distraughtStill, I’m in the sacred and blessed middleThat place where I can choose to say good, fine, okay or maybe like a riddleWe express…

Optional Optimism #poetry

Photo: Antonio Mora Optional Optimism by Alejandro N. Marrero It was a beautiful dayThe whole of morning and afternoon sun with pleasant breezes that made it that way.We labored hard.We dug holes, poured cement, sawed wood and swept away things to discard.Time goes by so quickly and truth be told I’m so tired from all…

Stars Too #poetry

Stars Too by Alejandro N. Marrero We orbit luminescence and call it vivid lightAtoms colliding with protons and with reactions that shine brightWe circle your warmth for you’re our way to find our true homeIn the twinkle of your eyes your love is indeed rare and so openly shown We have these moments and too…

Owl Always Love #poetry

Owl Always Love by Alejandro N. Marrero I’ll always be watchingDuring times of peace or when it’s stormingYou can even call me when I’m sleepingDoesn’t matter how early or late in the morning You matter to meAll of you, even the ones I can’t seeLife is gone in the bat of an eyeIt’s not right…

Complex #poetry

Imagery By MCPTATO on DevientArt Complex by Alejandro N. Marrero I’ve been given a complexI’ve been told my words are careless, unmindful or too boldI’ve been given the cold shoulders and people’s distanced disrespect truth be toldI’ve been given heat so hot it hurt and even scolds He’s been given a complexHe’s been told his…

Under Skin #poetry

Photo by Michael Dawson Under Skin by Alejandro N. Marrero Each day a battle as I’m possessed against my willI’m haunted by memories and tremors that hurt me even when I’m stillI can be on my back looking at the endless expanse of starsI can be a passenger watching the traffic and the people drive…

Find This Sign #poetry

Fine this Sign by Alejandro N. Marrero I’m that line between what’s masculine and feminineThat delicate middle that’s a balance of androgynousMy swept long hair with locks that barely waveSoft lips, kind words and kisses over hatred has always been my wayWe’ve been around for history but that doesn’t make us weakMost of us are…