Horizon Dusk #poetry

Horizon Dusk by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/26/2020 The mind is a calamity on the approaching horizonIt speaks of wants as needs and has you buy themThere was a day when we once only lived for a smileHow long ago were those days and where is that inner child? There’s fire in the distance and it’s…

Blessed Nightfall #poetry

Blessed Nightfall by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/24/2020 I stay up way later than anyone should, but I’ve fallen in love with the silenceThe world sleeps, the heat is gone and no one talks to me so I find my sweet balanceIt’s a torture at times when I’m left alone to my rhymes but I rarely…

Poisoned Air #poetry

Poisoned Air by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/23/2020 There’s a vapor in my lungsSometimes it’s weak most times it’s strongI fear death less than mostIt’s only because I understand the destined coastI put poison on my skinIt keeps the bugs away on humid windsYet it will kill me slowly if used everydaySometimes I wonder why we…

Show Yourselves Angels #Poet

Artist unknown Show Yourselves Angels #poetryBy Alejandro N. Marrero 7/20/2020 There’s always time at hand for you to pause your soaring up high to below and landThere are beings who need help stranded in impossible places that yearn for your own salvation and to be cradles in your celestial handsThis fractured mind of mine wishes…

Immortal Friend #poetry

Immortal Friend by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/18/2020 Long decades past a mind so sharp we felt immortalThere was nothing anyone could say or do or any challenge that was a struggleWith a flap of my wings we rose above the mundane above it highest aweNever imagining the higher our body’s soared the greater the sights…

Bind My Hands #Poetry #writing

Bind My Hands by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/14/2020 I held enough guilt without your visited and shaking proclamationsNo matter how good my hospitality or my consistently wholesome intentionsProviding sanctuary for those who tilted sideways before they left your careI offered my home, gardens, laughter and things apparently offensive for an hour and change unawares As…

Exposed Embrace #Poetry

Exposed Embrace by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/14/2020 Shedding all my layers I walk exposed and naked into the wets embraceAdmittedly I’m prudish but I’m lost and waddle forward as shadows chaseI’m a rough sketch, embarrassed, with my tan skin enfolded by the coldWhy don’t I dive in and cover myself since my body has aged…

Runaway Cars #poetry

Runaway Cars by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/12/2020 Drive my heart away from here, a place I feel I don’t deserve or worse no how to steerLife’s not a perfect gift wrapped in rainbow strings but I do admit I love my peoples and some shiny rock hound thingsI wake up with headaches some deserved or…

Tendrils Consume #poetry

Photo by Federico Bebber Tendrils Consumed by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/10/2020 Tendrils of smoke arise from no source and wrap my skin spontaneously following an unplanned courseIt’s not been contemplated enough to understand the cause or if will choke my insides or worseConsumed by shadows that are warm but cool to the very wrapping touchI…