Precipice

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Standing on the precipice
I don’t look down
I raise my eyes
Into the oceans
Of the skies
The stars that fly
The clouds that stalk
Within its waves
I walk across the precipice
Of days
I swim in air
I cannot drown
Nor fall
In this rich buoyancy
Enthrals I reach
The other side
I never died
I swum I flew
Simply put
I grew…

©K Barr

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Winter of the Soul

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Cold
When energy
Contracts
All acts
A necessary force of will
Retreat is pleading
Needing still
No movement to conserve
A hope for future
In reserve
All bids for living
Frozen hard
For spirits slumber
Deep and memories of warmth
That passed
Are all the food for dreams
We have to keep us safe…

©K Barr

To Trust

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Kick me
For I do not cry
I just will die
A little more each day
The heart that holds
The hurt in sway
Will hug the harm
That’s done each day
To die a little more
In every way
The need for love
To seed a soul
A tiny babe
That cannot know
A where or why
It cannot tell
A greater tale
Can die too easily
A little bit more
In every day

©K Barr