Ignored

Body shocked
every nerve;
this is not
what’s deserved
.

Molten lava
flows through veins,
trying hardest
to refrain.

Many questions,
nothing found.
Oh, this strain,
so profound.

Gut-wrenching,
gnawing sadness,
heartbroken,
this is madness.

Neglected now
and evermore.
Guess I’m just
a big fat bore.

© 2022 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/flower-road-dandelion-alone-path-1812470/

Who are you on 02/22/22?

Are you a filler or a drain,
a booster or a pain?

Are you a happy kind of bloke,
or the kind people wanna choke?

Are you a friendly, loveable lassie
or labeled as overwhelming sassy?

Do you make people wanna roll their eyes,
or is your demeanor full of cheery surprise?

Do you always get booed at first glance,
or does your presence seem to brighten and enhance?

Are you loved for merely being you,
or do others get disturbed by your view?

Are you able to face the reality of who you are,
or does the truth seem frighteningly bizarre?

© 2022 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/throughts-girl-think-female-face-4124438/

From a sliver of a moon

I dangled dangerously from a sliver of a moon
to search the land and silvery seas.
But even with my old trusty telescope,
I couldn’t seem to find you through the trees.

So I leapt onto a gust of westward winds
and sailed away on a stray pink cloud.
And now I’m living on a dandelion petal
doing things I’ve never been allowed.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/girl-firefly-moon-lights-believe-6883721/

I’m a mood catcher

I’m a mood catcher;
I have no defense,
emotions they all stick to me,
leaving me tense.

And I have to admit;
it’s annoying as hell
to catch a mood
that leaves me unwell.

I’m usually happy
and slow to anger,
but when a mood is present,
you’ll feel the danger.

I’m like a balloon
filling up with hot air,
too much, and boom,
you don’t wanna go there.

My body can detonate
in an explosive fit;
all my rage can make an army,
cower and quit.

So please don’t infect me
with your lousy mood;
you might soon regret
your attitude.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/gorilla-monkey-ape-animal-mammal-1416459/

*Thanks to my daughter Auti for picking out the photo. Guess she’s implying something here about her mama. Lol…

Marveling over mushrooms

There’s a small city
I never really see,
right outside
in front of me.

It’s hidden in the glen
thickets deep,
where the clover
likes to creep.

The little city bustles
with a steady flow
of creatures so tiny
they’re hard to know.

So, at last, today,
I opened my eyes,
shook to my core
by the loveliest surprise.

A small city
I’d never really seen,
right outside,
all for me.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: © 2021 Michelle Cook