Friday, August 26, 2011

Why am I?

Why am I
Awake at this hour
Lying alone in the darkness?

Caren E. Salas

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Magic

Show me the magic,
Give me reasons to believe
In the illusions.
Tip the hat and wave the wand;
Maybe make me disappear.

Show me the magic,
And say "Abracadabra!"
I'll pretend it's real.
Please don't tell me your secrets;
I really don't want to know.

Show me the magic
Let glitter float in the air.
Take me far away
From this ordinary life,
And into an endless dream.

Caren E. Salas

*Robert Lee Brewer's prompt: an "escape" poem
For my friend, Eugene Ireland (Magic Castle)

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Fight

Thoughts spinning,
Twisting, choking me,
To spill out
Like blood, draining my body
Until I can't breathe.

Waning as each word
Struggles out
Of my soul,
No matter how hard I try
 To keep it inside.

Caren E. Salas