Rich Hearts Poor Starts #poetry

Rich Heart Poor Starts by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/31/2020 There’s an excitement that builds in me and it’s a weapon or a cureI have ideas that swirl fast about what to build and what we may endureEveryday I get emails of opportunities to help me give and provide moreYet, when I read the prerequisites I’m…

Anxiety Why?

I’m up late again. That wasn’t the plan but none of these effing pills are calming me down. It’s physical and mental. It’s horrible and useless. It’s drought with agitation without a definitive cause. The mindful breathing isn’t even slowing my heart rate and I’m lying down. I’m annoyed for no reason. I want to…

Broken Bottles #poetry

Broken Bottles by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/28/2020 We’ve all done itDropped the glass you seeHad a little too much and barely reacted as it shattered from a careless elbow or kneeThat poison in our veinsThat socially acceptable normal we covet to ease our daily painsIt’s wine, spirits and drinks on the rocksWe don’t really care…

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…

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…

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…

Rain Pours on Me #poetry

Rain Pours On Me by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/7/2020 Rain pelts the glass above and all around our room with thunder’s roarsAfter an Afternoon of scorching heat I imagine my garden hungers for the clouds heavy storesWide awake as my anxieties quake from restlessness from painful pastsI dream up distances or a walk away from…