co-write with Nepenthes


dreariness followed her like a hungry cat

prowling the nights of urban streets
searching for its prey, instincts alive
to the sounds and scents of mystery
she turned her head, sighed deeply
and looked to the night sky
following the falling star 'til it flamed out
just like her life in her own eyes
once daddy's darling baby girl
her mother's delight
now she just stumbles along
on the broken sidewalks of life
remembering the good times, sometimes
laughing at the cracks in the walks
mocking the birds with boos and gems
lifting her spirits with meritorious delight
learning to fly with pink people
and steeples that rise and touch the skin
then the mistiness surrounds her like cloud
leaving traces of dew upon her lashes
she licks the moisture from her lips
while she rises up over her reality into
a swirl of dreams of cotton candy dresses
And she listened to the music of the carousel

and the cat was satiated by creation’s patience

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-09-22 at 16:57

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
I was hooked by the first line. Another great work.

Alison Clarke
Dear Kathy:

I really enjoyed the imagery in this poem. Is it based on the life of a real person? Is it based on a person who had many dreams unfulfilled and had to live on the streets to survive--to avoid other perils existing where she lived? I would like to know. I enjoyed the rythm of this piece, and the insight into the point of view of this person. Great writing. Take care, and have a great day.


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
a very good and smooth write with Rob and thank you for posting it here well done you two

Beautiful write, Kathy.
"learning to fly with pink people"
very expressive line here. Good job on the co-write. Two of my favorite poets, one excellent co-write, my evening's made! Thanks!! :D