The Fifty Cent Tour

Monday, May 25, 2015

laundry

          Still Life-John Frederick Peto 


well
that's my life
hung up
high
on a hook
watch it dry
while i 
go
for a smoke 


2015-Rene

Sunday, May 17, 2015

sprite


artwork by Ulrike Bolenz

time
licks its wings
slaps them down
flat 
run along now, child 
don't come back 

2015-Rene

Sunday, April 26, 2015

outbound

Image via Magpie Tales 

i been
thinking 
'bout that time 
we hopped the train 
bound for Dover
just the two of us
and three cigarettes 
the night
swiss dotted
with stars
and backyard lamplight 
we owned 
the glow
of new experience
with the swagger 
of the sacred
seasoned perfectly 
i'm keen 
to believe

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

bask


Image via Magpie Tales

how
the light
this time of the day
warms my brittle 
soul small
& grey

Sunday, April 12, 2015

river


Painting by Daria Petrilli via Magpie Tales 


i dig in
my heels 
feel
the pull of water
over sand
the tug of matter
over mine

and the days 
go by

will i never
get better
at letting
go

2015-Rene

Sunday, March 29, 2015

watershed



having you
beside
me
carves a river through
my catastrophe 

Rene-2015

Image: Old Bank Street, Manchester, UK by R.A.D. Stainforth ( via Magpie Tales )

Sunday, March 22, 2015

hollow



if
i
curled up
inside the
things i left unsaid
you would never see me again

2015-Rene

image via magpie tales


Sunday, March 15, 2015

landmark


Petergate, with a view of York Minster, York, UK , Photo by Tess Kincaid via Magpie Tales

shouted down
alleyways 
your name
banks
breathlessly
off gnawed brick
memorials

a rising 
low note prayer
of good intention

a dub-stepped

hymn
 
in extraordinary

time

2015-Rene

Sunday, March 8, 2015

treasure



do i
spark joy?
or am i a coin
tossed in a birds nest
needful

2015-Rene

image via magpie tales

Sunday, March 1, 2015

photo bombshelter

 Photo: David E. Scherma © Lee Miller Archives
Image via Magpie Tales

I am
the final victor
your ash
soaked
in the skin
of my boots

2015-Rene

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