Tag: Transformation

  • Monarca

    Monarca by Carmen H Gray Soft, soft I hear Buzzing silence Proboscis unfurls Tiny insect feet Stepping gently On the pads of my fingers She is changed And I am pleased To witness her

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  • Conversations with My Father

    by Carmen H Gray How do you have a conversation with your father when he isn’t quite himself? I’ve been learning to navigate this recently. Tonight I called him to check in on the state of things. He informed me that his sitter had been ensuring that he eats and drinks. He also gave high […]

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  • Half Moon

    Half Moon by Carmen H Gray Today, as I leaned down into the ground Connecting to the floor with the right hand and foot While lifting the other half of myself skyward Gravity pulled drops of sweat down To puddle together near my right fingertips I was invited to remember How two opposing energies Generate […]

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  • What Lies Inside

    What Lies Inside by Carmen H Gray What stirs her Only the burs that stick inside the lace lined white socks Oh the flutterings of the old, burned burrows Drawn in the straw colored grass, they come out Reeling from thorns that are still sharp Yet certain steps retrace forgotten paths Altering the trajectory of […]

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  • Suspended

    For it’s our grief that gives us our gratitude, Shows us how to find hope, if we ever lose it. So ensure that this ache wasn’t endured in vain: Do not ignore the pain. Give it purpose. Use it. -Amanda Gorman Suspended by Carmen H Gray Fold yourself gently into it, my love Suspension is […]

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  • Dark Night

                                                         Art & Poem by Carmen H Gray I wrote the poem below 25 years ago. Found it today rummaging through old things this morning and it inspired a self-portrait. […]

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  • Autumn

    Art and Poetry by Carmen H Gray Autumn The clouds opened up in October Fay beings in my garden All of the old souls summoned from the cold, misty northlands Landing hither and thither On that one flower that overshadows me It grew from seed, you never know what will happen When you send seeds […]

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  • 11.20.14

    by Carmen H Gray  the waves lapped at the shore industrial waste in a place where freshwater meets saltwater the bright sky viewing a town that feels like a story I’ve written like time stopped here, somewhere in the 1970’s of my childhood and it may as well be a repeat of those chaotic times […]

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  • Today

    Today by Carmen H Gray   It’s Easter Sunday and April Fool’s I came across an old birthday card A token of a time when I was the perfect mother In my daughter’s eyes Before the cancer and the heavy stuff Before the hormones and the teen angst Now it’s all eye rolling and pfftsss […]

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  • Love In The Time of Everything

    Love In The Time of Everything by Carmen H Gray When I was little I wrote about a heroine In one of my silly chapter books Writing and writing My favorite escape She had auburn hair And striking green eyes I didn’t know She would materialize That one day she would Come to be And […]

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