Insomnia

"INSOMNIA"Original art byAudrey Schwartz Rivers

“INSOMNIA”
Original art by
Audrey Schwartz Rivers
© 2013

For Olivia and our AWOL dreams:

Sanctimonious sleep

swat mosquito minutes

While seconds drip

Daymares vex

REM not

Torpor tortures

Fatigue’s final falter

Alarms tattle

 

 

Tweeted on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm CDT

© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved

Mobile Post: Not For The Squeamish

Because I have such squeamish friends on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress, I’ve been forced to change the title of the poem “Colonoscopy” to “Worm Hole”.

Chicken!

Look for a new — and more politically correct — poem later today

Geesh!

Floaters

 

Floaters, original art

“Floaters”
Original art by Audrey Schwartz Rivers
© 2013 Audrey Schwartz Rivers & Poetweetry

Cornea corona

Noon fireflies

Cinder snow

Weiss webs

Captive slug trails

Dancing ants

Twilight tiaras

Opaque omens

Black hole avarice

 


Tweeted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. CDT

© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved

Worm Hole

"Worm Hole"© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers & Poetweetry

“Worm Hole”
© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers & Poetweetry

 

Serpentine Satan

Arse Auger

flush away Eden

pilfer polyp parasite

I warp into fetal labyrinth

curse each centipede inch

tail between legs

 


Tweeted on Monday, April 2, 2013, 8:30 pm CDT

© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved

Thanks!

Thank you for all your kind comments during this difficult few months.

I also thank you for your patience and understanding for a too quiet blog.

April is National Poetry Month. I hope to catch up and post frequent poems during this month.

As a snarky commentary about my health issues, I start with a short cycle of “illness poems” followed by a serious family cycle focusing on my father’s death last month and my mother’s a two years ago.

Hope they make up for lost time!

Coming up next….”Colonoscopy”

Pause

My father died last week.

I have been and will continue to write a cycle of poems about my family. 

However, please allow me a bit of time to pause and reflect.

Thanks so much for your support and understanding.

Audrey

(aka Poetweetry)

What Thomas Wolfe Said…

"Stucco"Original Artwork© 2013 Audrey S. RiversAll Rights Reserved

“Stucco”
Original Artwork
© 2013 Audrey S. Rivers
All Rights Reserved

“And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there.  

It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.”

Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

 

I don’t exist here

not in dust

nor echoes

UR stucco heart jagged

gate fixed

Yet perdition leaks in

w/mourning doves’ censure

effacing refuge

 

 

Tweeted Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. CST