Siren Whispers

Siren Song


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Briars

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Some labyrinths are found in our minds.
Instead of leafy verdant cover,
binding as steel but soft
beneath the fingers we trail over it,
this boundary is rough. Hewn
from thickets grown of time
and pain. Notched ridges made smooth,
relentless touch a marker of my journey.
I seek reprieve
and escape from what I’ve known.
Prudence mislaid, I stumble
through the warren of my thoughts …


Published on Medium: Assemblage by Loose Words

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©2020 Christine Kelly

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Sentimental stirrings

Waylaid by sentimental stirrings,
unintentional memories
found folded in my pocket.

The faint scent of those yesterdays
clinging to the paper


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©2020 Christine Kelly

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Notes to Nobody

Notes to nobody
but this girl I used to be.
Confessing gritty truths
to a parchment soul
stained with salty abandon …


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You 

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©2020 Christine Kelly

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