5 things

must try, can’t miss
life’s short & plain
others tried these:
it worked!

collect collect collect
like save share
fit these into your plan
you have one, right?

you could do more
be so much more
something better awaits
right around the corner

passage of time

been down here so long
memories now runintoeachother
battle lines are quiet waves
visiting divers are hurtling missiles

looking to each other
we speak of fire & water
of loud silence & quiet screams
no longer knowing which is which

(prompt)

BTM Layout

inner-city ballads float in the air:
a child running down the stairs,
a car speeding down the road,
a bike skidding to a halt

in the distance, a silent lake —
a beast biding its time
till it’s light again outside
and the birds start a new song