some recent work.

A few poems that seem along the same path.

“I wish I had a river, I could skate away on.”

You made me cry,
countless times, steeped
in the rack of a new world order.

Flow changes,
weeds trapped in roots–
these logs laid five years ago.

Suffering is not
the eternal end it seemed
when dawn rushed in.

Ice begins, thin
layers building as
higher order stops the rush.

Toe pick makes
the smallest of dents,
chips not enough to spear an ant.

I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

“Watch me unravel.”

We are fragmented
in the moonlight
broken things the

Each bit reflecting
bright fantastic
pieces of toys the
of their own image.

Superglue in hand
a life’s work waits
scattered on pavement the
of generations.

Watch me unravel
shreds of skin among
blood stained glass the
to holy shame.

“You turn the screws.”

imperial power
a turn of the cycle
we are those
we wished to escape–

this is the change that power makes.

industrial power
a turn of the screw
they have the jobs
they own the news–

this is the grab that power makes.

irrational power
a turn of the cheek
we could have freedom
we could have peace–

this is the dream that power takes.


“Enjoy the silence.”

enjoy the silence
we are
enjoying the silence
we have
many rivers running blind
we have
many people losing minds
we are
enjoying the silence.

worry wanders far
I am
reaching for a star
I have
fallen many times
I have
fallen into lives
I am
reaching for a star.

scars on my guitars
you are
a scar of what I was
you have
the piece I can’t maintain
you have
a peace that I still blame
you are
a scar of what I was.

About June Faramore

Writer of fantasy, mainstream, and young adult fiction. Poet and sketcher. Mother. I read a lot and love cheese. Guitar playing singer-songwriter. I also enjoy stepping on the cracks in the sidewalk. View all posts by June Faramore

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