Emergency

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Look, I know what happened

Here.  It’s summer.  Remember,

How we freeze in winter?  Well,

In summer, it’s too hot.

She collapsed.  She hit her head.

 

She feels light headed, her vision

Drifting like a cloud.  Someone,

The teacher maybe, asks her

A question.  No, she says,

She’s fine.  No, no water,

She says.  Someone helps

Her to sit.  She collapses,

Hits her head.  No, she says,

I’m fine, don’t call my husband.

 

They come, the EMTs, ten

Or a dozen, no one counts

As they beehive around

The still form, taking vitals,

Setting up a stretcher.

Three fire engines wait

Outside the door.  They

Rush her to the hospital.

 

We all wonder what

Happened.

 

C.J. Prince

                ©2018

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Where Do You Hide Your Pleasure?

banana split

 

 

If you leave ice cream

In the freezer too long—

Your favorite—maybe chocolate

That makes your endorphins soar,

Or vanilla, so creamy

Your mouth has an orgasm,

 

But never strawberry,

Always artificial, never

Succulent like freshly picked,

Sun warmed juices dripping

From the corners of your mouth

Like your grandfather’s

Labyrinthian garden,

 

 

 

But real ice cream

Like rocky road, cookies and cream,

Cocoanut, caramel, pistachio, peanut butter

Creamsicle, sorbet, spumoni,

Thirty-one flavors plus

One hundred and one more

 

But not Neapolitan

Where you try to separate out

That strawberry strip,

And you fail as you let the chilled

Sterling silver spoon whip up

A generic moosh

To hide the faux strawberry

Assault, still

 

You can’t keep ice cream

Locked up for months

While you pretend to be

On a diet.

It crusts over like Antarctica,

Texture slivers, bitter, freezer

Burn, stale as a dumpster—

Just vanilla with hot fudge,

like love, you must consume it now,

hot and cold,

While it consumes you.

C.J Prince

copyright 2018

 

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Are you writing?

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Celebration

 

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Sun breaks rain, shouts Happy Easter.

Ostara chuckles.

Hail pelts and bounces:  April Fools.

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February is Peace Poetry Postcard Month

Sign up today !!!  The countdown clock is ticking for PEACE POSTCARD Poetry MonthDeadline:  January 27th, 2018

Send postcards:  February 1st to 28th, 2018.

Poets sign up and send 28 original poems on postcards to folks on the list you’ll receive by February 1st, 2018. People in all countries, states/provinces are encouraged to participate.

Once you are registered by sending an email to worldpeacepoets@gmail.com, follow these INSTRUCTIONS:

In the subject line, write Peace Poetry Postcards

Give your name and address

This will not be shared anywhere beyond your group.  PLEASE DO NOT SHARE ANYWHERE ELSE, NOT TO PROMOTE OTHER PRODUCTS OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

 

  1. Gather together or make at 28 postcards, one for each day of February. Some make their own postcards. Others of us have been collecting postcards for years. Many online sites offer postcards with personal photos or artwork at a reasonable price. Be ready to have fun with this process.

 

  1. After you register, and once your group has filled, you will get a list via email. Find your name on that list and make sure your info is correct. (You will not get your group list at registration, but when there are 28 in your group or when registration ends January 29th, 2018.)
  2. Once you get your list, start writing original poems directly onto postcards addressed to the names BELOW youon the list of poets.(If you are #7 on the list, your first postcard will go to #8 and proceed from there.) No one can publish your poem without your permission and you are writing to only one person.
  3. Once you have written cards to all poets below your name on your list, continue to the top of the list.There will be a list of prompts posted on World Peace Poets Facebook page to get you started or make a suggestion if you’re bogged down. Please do write postcards lined up28 postcard poems if you sign up.

 

MAY PEACE BE IN YOUR HEART, KINDNESS IN YOUR ACTIONS AND CREATIVITY IN YOUR DAILY WRITING.  BLESSINGS FROM ALL OF US AT WORLD PEACE POETS.    worldpeacepoets@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE:  January 27th, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Light is the Answer

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Go into the darkness

solstice in mist

 

Midnight darkness,

no street lights,

no moon shiver,

go into the darkness,

so you may welcome

the Light.

 

C.J. Prince

2017.12.19

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