Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Walk Past Her

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the calm of the sea, i can feel itHer face among the crowd,
those tears are never loud
Voices run amuck,
the heart’s chord is struck

Lady is isolated star,
her hair as dark as the sullen bar
Where people walk past her in the old café,
Loggers and sluts spend their dimes for the day

Her children are distant, her lover diseased
her tab for the food leaves the owner displeased
Yet somehow God finds a way to her home,
provides relief from that silent phone

And when people walk with their gossip and talk
she sometimes feels the weight,
Of dreams that were lost and lives that were crossed
and how she would sit there and wait

Lady is Weeping Willow,
her face as shadowed as the crease of her pillow
where the moon shines in through winter skies,
and Jesus takes notes from the depths of her eyes.

~Heather Lenz

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Signs

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PoeticAged signs give us dates & names,
things to remember. Like how rough
hands toiled to construct a steel bridge
or how many decades have passed

since the war. I would like to make
a million signs for my life; markers
of time that say in this place I stood
& loved or wept. Here is where I
smiled at my son, or stroked colors
on a canvas.

Here is where my poetry hurt & maimed
& healed. Here is the sign that I was someone,
& no one, & everything.

~Heather Lenz

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Note

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Note

I want to tell you this-
That on days when memories
Almost burned me to death,
Your eyes were like wings
Sweeping through the heart of me,

With just a smile or word
Or brilliant kiss.

I rose in your presence
Like a sad Pheonix; nested in the soul of you-
Found love dashing against my weariness.

Tenderly I leave all my gifts with you-
Secretly I leave you my heart
For the days or nights
That may get hard as stone.

Though this fooled world
Left me to despise- always
I have adored you, known you
In any corner of light
That ever lived in me.

~Heather Lenz

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