portal

Posted in Poetry on November 24th, 2020 by D'jaevle

even though it’s closed
there must be another side
to this door

I’ve never seen it open.
but I know you went through it

I think –
you lean against it
listening
for my voice

even though its closed
there must be another side
to your story.

origami

Posted in Poetry on November 23rd, 2020 by D'jaevle


there are so many ways
for you to unfold

remember that fortune-telling game
at school
calling out numbers
and colors
to determine 
what kind of house you will live in
hut / boathouse / mansion

life would be so much
simpler
if we limited to just 
a few
options.

but anyone who has tried origami
can tell you.
even folding paper
is not simple

figurative vs. literal

Posted in Poetry on November 10th, 2020 by D'jaevle

I can touch the night sky.
literally.

reach up with both hands
peel back the black
and reveal that stars
aren’t
really
stars

they are the dust of our dreams.
bright and powerful enough
to burn holes in the void.

(for L&L)