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Solo Birthday

Birthday cupcake

She wasn’t too fussed
To spend her birthday alone;
A friend sent a greeting
With hearts from her phone.
She wasn’t upset
She had no one to date;
She lit her own candle,
Watched the flame undulate.
She wasn’t disturbed
By the tear in her eye—
This smoky night air
Could make anyone cry.

~*~

Written for What Do You See #57 from Sadje, the birthday girl! 🥳 🎉💖

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Punctuated Poetry

Writing

I’ve had it with Twitter! I have written so many lil poems, followed other poets, and retweeted their poetry. But barely anyone pays attention to my work… my poor poems are so unloved. So I’m going to post them here (the good ones) and punctuate them. On Twitter, I often don’t put commas and such to save characters. Here are the ones from 2020. Oh, and I’m titling them!

Dance
In this moment,
With the silver magic
Of a slivered moon,
It all seems possible,
Just a breath away.
On the verge between
A kiss and a promise is
The point of no return.
But the music starts,
And I remember
I can’t do this dance
All over again.
[Edited. This one got a lil love because it was pinned to my profile.]

Sickness
Holding the night
In a sticky grip,
This sickness
Brought a kind of magic—
Fevered and frantic,
Filled with stars,
Burning through the dark.
It faded like a dream,
Slipping away at dawn
In someone else’s car.
[Edited.]

Honey
Golden, sun-buzzed nectar,
Drips sticky sweetness
Down my greedy fingers.
I savor the ancient taste
Of blooms and stingers;
Sharp joy hits my throat.
I can almost hear the wings,
Singing through clover.
I read a jar lasts forever.
[Edited.]

Abacus
Love sounds like a broken abacus,
Beads scattering across the floor.
We don’t count texts
Or endearments
Or who did what first,
When all we want is more.
Love sounds like time unspooling
From a reel of promises,
Until there’s only you & me,
& no one keeping score.
[Edited.]

Surrender
Tears like ropes of pearls
Gleamed softly on her skin,
So radiant in the velvet night.
Star-struck, moon-thrilled,
She had come to love and die.
With desires bound to a ghost,
This kiss would be her last;
Helplessly she surrendered
To a better past.
[Edited.]

Intoxication
Moon issued an invitation:
High tides and silver nights,
A play of light,
On warm summer sand.
Palm trees dance within
A skim of shadows;
Twirling tomorrows
Slip through the veil.
I breathe & exhale
Memory’s intoxication.
[Edited.]

Serenade
The music of us
Serenades all my dreams.
I wake in the echoes
Of love’s waning symphony
And begin chasing shadows
With quicksilver wings.
The melody fades
When the mourning dove sings.
[Edited.]

Dark
Desire,
Spinning out of nothing,
Reveals a universe
Of complexities.
Each moment spent
Is born to be
A marvel of infinity,
Until time contracts,
Swallowing up the stars.
The heart goes dark,
As it was in the beginning.
[Edited.]

~*~

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Tranquil [3LT]

Her beauty serene, she drifts in a dream, in the tranquil sea of grey-blue-green.

Oblivious to the struggles all around, she paddles on, night and dawn, with nothing bringing her down.

While the fighters fight and the plotters plot, she lightly dips her head and brings up a fish she caught.

~*~

Written for Three Line Tales 250.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Wistful Winter Whispers

Winter trees

The cold came softly,
Snow blanketing the night;
Dawn burst unwelcome and bright,
Rainbows dancing on the ice.
It made sense to greet the day alone,
Shivering down to the bone,
With only ghosts for company
In this world of white.
Resolute, I made some tea,
Ignoring wistful winter whispers
Swirling around the trees.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye…

~*~

Written for Go Dog Go Café’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall28: Trick

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge

Hand on glass

Trick or treaters, stay far away,
From that house with the fogged glass door;
Candy’s not what they have in store.
If you walk upon their path,
I fear you may not come back.

~*~

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall26: Party

Halloween party

It’s a good spirits’ party,
So don’t be scared;
There are friendly pumpkins everywhere.
Some sport glowing eyes of flame,
But don’t worry, it’s just a game.
The punch may have a funny taste;
Just drink it up.
Make haste, make haste!

~*~

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall24: Leaves

Leaves

The whispering leaves
Talk of ancient rituals
In flaming moonlight.

~*~

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall23: Slime

Laboratory slime

Ancient spells and chants and rhymes;
Dried up herbs and swampy slimes;
The lab stinks of mold and soggy shoes…
As the scientist perfects his coffee brews!

~*~

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Underwater

Underwater

Her mood’s not so buoyant
When the existential dread
Creeps across her fertile mind
As she lay silent in her bed.
She feels deep underwater
And overwhelmed by the tide
Of impending crash disasters
She conjures up inside.
Reading morning news
Jeopardizes peaceful day,
Replaces hope with hurt,
Strips serenity away.

~*~

Written for MLM’s Tale Weaver 298.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

HallChall22: Candles

Witch and candles

Candles burn
With unearthly light;
Cast your spell
On this wicked night!

~*~

Written for Tourmaline’s Challenge.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.