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Moon Struck

Photo by Guzman Barquin on Unsplash used for Feature Image. I watched the moon levitate Trapped in wonder on the shore As it shimmered A golden pathway To my feet. What if other upturned eyes Are storing that peaceful glow Shared vision A magnet between us When we meet? ©2012 Jan L. Mayes Moon Struck …

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No Promises

Qualifying your affection.No promises, guarantees…so afraidI’ll overestimate commitment.Your fear seems desperateas a butterflyescaping the net.But I am no collector.I have no pinsto pierce your heart.Only hands to capture a fleeting momentof cherished flight together.Resigned to release you.No promises, guarantees…so afraidwhen season’s end must come. © Jan Mayes Photo by Daniel Klein on Unsplash

April Fool

Feasture Photo by Alejandra Quiroz on Unsplash My poems have never rhymed. Even when I first started writing poetry during my depressed teenage angst years. I wrote this poem in my early 20’s. Near the end of my first torrid love affair after catching my love cheating on me. What better day to share it. …

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Smile

A smileFleeting glimpseWarming the soulInstant friendship Later Lying in the dark I wonderIf heIs tossingTurningUnable to sleep Or Am I simplyOverestimating The power Of a smile © Jan Mayes Photo by Matt Sings on Unsplash

Another Day

Feature Photo by Eric Froehling on Unsplash I never imagined Before you arrived Of the laughter you’d bring Or the joy deep inside Simplicity’s lessons Of smiles and of love For the smallest of games To the hugest of hugs A trip to the park Or a crawl down the floor Bring curious wonders As …

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