Overload

Where should I go?
A veteran, an airport shooting
Wales was lovely
Post-traumatic stress disorder

A veteran, an airport shooting
Reality TV, president-elect
Post-traumatic stress disorder
140 characters or less

Reality TV, president-elect
Russian hacking, emails, election
140 characters or less
Reports, allegations, January 20th

Russian hacking, emails, election
Where can I go that is calm?
Reports, allegations, January 20th
I could drink pints in Ireland

Where can I go that is calm?
An uncle in pain, a grandmother in agony
I could drink pints in Ireland
Republicans, undoing healthcare

An uncle in pain, a grandmother in agony
Where should I go?
Republicans, undoing healthcare
Wales was lovely

Repetition and chaos via the pantoum, by Jennifer Fifield

Evening Time

Living, loving, another time
each day of this world, a carousel
at night she finds the way
as the lamp illuminates yellow pastel

Each day of this world, a carousel
dancing and spinning in a daylight of daisies
as the lamp illuminates yellow pastel
varying tales tangle in an ancient collision

Dancing and spinning in a daylight of daisies
passion as deep as the burgundy of zinfandel
varying tales tangle in an ancient collision
a lover whispers, bonjour mademoiselle

Passion as deep as the burgundy of zinfandel
this day of too much, and not enough
a lover whispers, bonjour mademoiselle
her faith in the interchange of life and dreams

This day of too much, and not enough
as Edgar whispers to Annabel
her faith in the interchange of life and dreams
they are side by side, disappearing for a spell

As Edgar whispers to Annabel
living, loving, another time
they are side by side, disappearing for a spell
at night she finds the way

By Jennifer Fifield

unfamiliar

Processed with VSCOcam with 7 presetbreathe, just breathe, she sang
reminding us, to breathe, just breathe,
especially now,
when my mind drifts, to the magic

reminding us, to breathe, just breathe,
intensity so real, I pinch myself
when my mind drifts, to the magic,
what to do, for now it exists

intensity so real, I pinch myself
this pain that steals my thoughts
what to do, for now it exists
a meaningful love, so full of life

this pain that steals my thoughts
I drown, I gasp, in unfamiliar sadness
a meaningful love, so full of life
sinking slowly, in this uncharted place

I drown, I gasp, in unfamiliar sadness
you touched parts of me
sinking slowly, in this uncharted place
unknown by others, lovers

you touched parts of me
words to share, stories to admire
unknown by others, lovers
sorrowfully push them away

words to share, stories to admire
everything is different,
sorrowfully push them away,
everything is changed

everything is different,
breathe, just breathe, she sang
everything is changed
especially now

 

By Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash