Loose leaf
Leaves Autumn tree
All of nature lives
In me
I too shed all the green
I grew
To do
To get me through
All summer long
With who
I struggled not
To be in me
I stand bare tree

©K Barr




When I die

Let me go

Forgetting what I was

When I was

Not my deep self

Let shadows pass

The traces that I made

Erase as waves wash

A pebble on the beach

Clean from debris

Clean from me

Set free…


©K Barr

The Dance of Duo


Unknit the knots
Untie the why
The wherefore where we
Strive to try
To find a way
Out of the labyrinth of I
Is kept our Minotaur
Of mazes lost in self
Amazed devourment
Is ever eaten and re- tossed
So follow out
Your thread of life
Rewind the strive and stress
Address the balancing
Of will and chance
A dance with earth and air
Askance a universe of movement
In a trance of breathing
Limbs and meanings
In a spinning
Atmospheric twirl of curling
Spiral whirring
Whims beginning
Things and endings
With a kiss hello
The same in motions turn
Is blending into one
Is all and only you
And me the we
Our wherefore
Of the feeling
Full completion
In our reeling
Doubling to duo of
The One

© KJ barr

Banner-up and Out


Long ago I patched a rag

Of flag from fragments

Tied a template

From my sighs and

Flew it up and out of hiding

Down below in ground

So stranded in a land

Of disappointment deep

But banner up it ready soared

So glorious to blow

And throw itself a dance

With wind in fling of happiness

Unfurled and free

It romped and stomped

The sky in spinning rounds

Of ringlets in the giddy

Atmosphere of joy

I almost flew with it

Until the wind

Took breath

And in that minute left

My remnant pride to fall

Below to ground

And grind into the dirt

It came away

For just a moment


So long ago


©K J barr