Queer Quill - An Ongoing Collection of Poems

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Summary

A collection of short poems reflecting the everyday life and musings of Lore Phoenix Burns

Genre:
Poetry / Other
Author:
Lore Phoenix Burns
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
7
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
16+

Haiku

I am rooted down

To the centre of the earth

Spinning and burning


I was born of clay

Yet pierced by stones and arrows

Lodged deep and buried


I have my limits

Often compelled to push through

Few see what it costs


I must arm myself

With friends, wisdom, compassion

Best weapons of all


In the emptiness

Behind my tired red eyes

Civilisation


I cherish this cat

As equal to my own life

Harm him and you die


Did I get this job

Due to my identity

Or was it my skill?


I am so prepared

To be rejected again

That I dare not hope


Bodies remember

They try to protect against

The harms of the past


I wake. Remember.

Grief burns a hole in my heart

Memories bleed through


I am afraid I

Step on other peoples’ toes

I fear causing harm


There are some limits

To what each can accomplish

Acceptance is key


I match expression

To expectation and cues

Rather than myself


I sow tiny seeds

Of kindness, joy, compassion

What I hope to reap


I do what I love

Not to try and be the best

But for the pure joy


It all comes back to

Stories retold and new made

We compose the world


All the rage in me

The sorrow quells at the sight

Of my sleeping cat


Do not fly too close

With your fragile wings of wax

Such a way to fall


My right foot is warm

Covered by the furry head

Of my sleeping cat


Is it not boring

To be seen as but one thing

And not multitudes


When I call your name

And the answer is silence

I taste salty tears


The time we both shared

Already feels like a dream

This pain a nightmare


Don’t overthink it

Stop that train of thought right there

Inhabit yourself


We construct anchors

Out of impermanent things

Forever adrift


It’s not betrayal

To smile even though you’re gone

You want me happy


If I can love this

Little ball of fluff, surely

I can love myself


It is hard to write

When a kitten eats your pen

But adorable


I commune with love
When I look into your eyes
A rapture of joy


My life is a speck

A single grain of stardust

Lost among the dunes


Consumerism

Sisyphean cycle of

Filling a black hole


I am a mirror

Reflecting myself onto

Everyone else


Do not fly too close

With your fragile wings of wax

Such a way to fall


Family is heart

Whether chosen or by blood

My people, my home


Why do we believe

The worst in every stranger

The best in ourselves


Existential angst

Every day of my life

I need to live well


My skin comes alive

Underneath your fingertips

Your heart joined with mine


Hope is radical

To believe the best of us

Whilst watching the worst


You squeeze me tightly

Two souls adrift in the night

Holding each other


We are all simply

Myriads of molecules

Connected, confused


We create meaning

From darkness we weave our lives

Burning bright and gone


You make me happy

I would follow you to hell

For the company


I am more myself

Each day a new becoming

Endless creation


We don’t understand

The alchemy of ourselves

The power we breathe


What are we if not

Miracles here together

In the face of death


We walk hand in hand

Explorations, adventures

Unknown but hope-filled


My past is not me
But it informs who I am
And right now, I choose

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