Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Violent red and orange storms
Skies on fire
Endless winds.

Nightmare poison atmosphere
Surface void
Lifeless world.

Europa's heart beats frozen hard
Stone cold rock
Empty moon.

Violent storms.
Lifeless world.
Empty heart.


Caren E. Salas


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


My body feels heavy like
The weight of the world's crushing
Down on my chest, like my eyes
Have to close and give in to
The sleep that wants to embrace
Me, and lead me to my dreams.

Caren E. Salas

Monday, May 9, 2011


Wind biting my face
Lion roaring in my ear
Heels locked, heart racing
Hanging on tight, butterflies
Fluttering in my stomach.

I have no choice but
To put all my trust in you,
To lean when you do
Close my eyes, and hold my breath
And believe that we're flying.

Caren E. Salas

(for Michael McCabe - Thanks for showing me I could still fly. I know you're really flying now. Heaven had no idea what they were in for...)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

No Regrets (Day 30 - a "after leaving here" poem)

No Regrets

If I should ever have to go
Before I say good-bye
Please always know my love for you
Will truly never die.

Don't worry if the last thing said
Was harsh or insincere
Sometime the words you didn't say
Were those I chose to hear.

Don't think about the gifts forgotten
For various holidays
Your hugs and love and happiness
Were what mattered anyway.

Though I've no plan for leaving soon
When I do, have no regrets
That I love you and know you love me
Is what you must not forget.

Caren E. Salas

photo by William Salas