Exit – Day 30, November PAD

Enter the protection mask!
Xerox it for cheaper use
Inside, I anticipate
Terrible futures, so many of them.

© Mariya K, 2020


Wanting the Power to Keep Up – Day 29, November PAD

For all struggles there’s a plan
bringing you where you want.

Not enough, though, not at all.
I’m still wanting the power
to keep up with the plan.

© Mariya K, 2020

Remix of Nightmares – Day 28, November PAD

Every nightmare has the essence of a dream
In a distant day and land
Beyond all we can see or touch.

Still curious about the rule, about the rhythm,
I listen carefully to what nightmares say.

They scream in silence,
as the sleeper will provide the noise.

They also speak abundantly,
but I don’t know a tad of their language.

© Mariya K, 2020

What’s Next – Day 27, November PAD

Slowly, autumn fades.
The bare branches rattle –
no home for the birds.

© Mariya K, 2020

Thankful – Day 26, November PAD

Yellow grace dancing
in swirling serenity
Slowly, autumn fades.

© Mariya K, 2020

Exaggerated – Day 25, November Poem-A-Day

Hateful and wishful to cut all links
to teasers and trolls;

Live-streaming to fear from the rat race
chasing the thunder;

Peaceful indulgence for cherry-pie loves
and all the accompanying college-girl spite
tires me out-of-the-worldly
bringing the cosmos together on this very plate just under my nose.

© Mariya K, 2020

Process notes: I suppose, with the month’s end coming, I get more tired of poeming seriously. So, this is just a playful word weaving.

Explanation – Day 23, November PAD

Do you need
an explanation?
Can’t you see

it’s harvest?
Unknown and greedy it looks.

Quickly, the night train!

© Mariya K, 2020

Birds – Day 22, November PAD

Terrible beak, powerful claws
high wind whirling with the wing sway,
dinosaurs as ancestors.

Singing angelically in the palace golden cage,
a multicoloured bird – a dinosaur descendant,
kept and admired as a symbol of innocence.

Be it as cute as Tweety or as awe-inspiring as the eagle,
the dinosaur lineage is there, if we want to see it.

© Mariya K, 2020

Tell – Day 21, November PAD

you are free to tell all ugly truths to
those you dislike.

Yet, who cares
after half a year in isolation?

You’d better tell lies
if teleworking is what you need
to tell the truth.

© Mariya K, 2020

Target – Day 20, November PAD

Aim, then act.
Where are you?

Get ready and consider

Is anybody aiming
at you
on the other side?

© Mariya K, 2020