a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Beach

Streaming

pink sand
wonderland
triangles
squares
no cares
silver sheen
emerald green
jet stream

When I’m stressed or overwhelmed,
I often find relief by escaping into my imagery
with wordplay. In the weeks since I started this blog last spring,
my short verses have become even shorter—more and more like
word association than poetry.With this post, it seems I’ve likened this
wordplay to “streaming” —the data transfer that takes place when radio stations
broadcast via the Internet.  Or is it just verbal dreaming?
I’m not quite sure but it seems to make
some kind of imaginary sense.

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Trust

can I trust you
to guide me
run beside me

can I trust you
to stay on track
allow no slack

can I trust you
to listen up
not to duck

can I trust you
to stand your ground
not let me down

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Lifesaver

come
don’t despair

slip through
rubber limbs
inflated wings

 float offshore
turn evergreen
lucky charm

livesaver
abandoned
no more

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Serenity III

south specific
bonsai biscotti
toasted almond
double baked
just for me
Serenity

To see other images in this series go to
Serenity Series

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Cycles

solstice
angel dusk
wheel of fortune
rivers sprout
lines repeat
unspoken
water
cycles
unbroken

dedicated to my Mom
on her 76th Birthday

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Accept

dripping
thru fingers
spires pointed
shrines unknown
tides accepted
washed up
and away
bygone

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Drift

slight shift
some space
bond broken
or just adrift

can’t detect
your neglect
or my nagging
intellect

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Transcend

tourists descend on
whom we depend
may we ascend
tolerance
east end
Transcend

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Letting Go II

 pedal into the night
trying hard my plight
disappear grow light
letting go take flight
give up the fight

turn not left nor right
coast pulled by a kite
thinking black and white
surrender not today
tomorrow I might

go to Letting Go to see first edition

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second stanza courtesy of Jeff Egan of Chicago
I invite you to add lines to my poems if so inspired
via comments and will post my favorites with permission
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Freedom

fencing
with fog
fruitless
floating
thru fear
Freedom

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Letting Go

pedaling into the night
trying hard my plight
disappear grow light
let go take flight
give up the fight

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to see more from my PHANTOMS series press on link to website

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Dawn

 dark to light
step forward
face the fear
no looking back
tomorrow
a new dawn

To read more go to Dawn for a deeper reflection

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