Adventures Across the Barricades

adventures approaching and across the mysterious barricades



Posted on April 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

there are times, 

in my life as corn,

that my rows aren't 

perfectly straight.

they are crooked,

full of odd corners.

and when i think about it,

the kernels are not always

perfect, but dented.

how fine the silk feels

through the husk of my 


grind or pop me -

it doesn't matter.

as long as my life

nourishes, i

am cornpletely


derbeh - april 9 2014

two violets

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (4)

two violets

here and there;

two violets 


two to make

our lives more sweet -

two to dance

to our same beat.

two violets

here and there;

two violets

in our care.

two to speak

when we are sad -

two to join us

when we're glad.

two violets

from worlds apart;

two violets

in our hearts.

two to join us

in the dance;

casillas, yildiz,

jones and vance.

sheikhani and 



will do.

our sisters,

dancers we have 

met - 

violeta and violet.

two violets

come and go - 

two violets,

too soon,

you know.

to my dear sweet violets (Khatcherian and Solis) who were taken from our family this year.

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