Two Poems by stephanie roberts

 

 

Lovers Quarrel

 

 

so the sun said

& the stars salted fight

so the moon said

so weary

sadness filled the dawning.

 

dia-mond dia-mond dia-mond

stars chanted

sang

or mumbled ashamed.

 

(is it love)

 

the sun manages against her nature

a question mark

love?

(not again)

the sun manages.

(the stars never really cared.)

 

then the moon

(his smile broken in half)

with & without sun said,

there is no help for any of it.

these estrangements

arranging derangements

orbit forever.

April Finally

 

 

these mornings are granulated sugar earth

geese barking home

sweet robin song

& war.

 

you & i are fire and fire

is the cliché

when all i want

is push

free

of your freezing soil

as lime gentle bud

of promise

 

counter to bait & provocations

that vex us.

 

                i've given up

being tame

 

prefer

the liberty

of

Tiger of Dragons

 

uninhibited claw

& flame

unsurrendered

light of the jungle.

 

 

stephanie roberts has been featured in numerous journals, in North America and Europe, including Verse Daily, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Arcturus, Crannóg, Atlanta Review, L'Éphémère Review and elsewhere. She is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee and self-published author of the poetry collection, The Melting Potential of Fire, and a book of short stories, As We Are. Twitter/Instagram @ringtales

 

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