Reblogs – Yassy & Tony Single and Tetiana Aleksina

Diametrically opposed, in every sense of the word, is where I find myself with these two pieces, but they do a great job of highlighting the good and the bad of existing. The expression versus the silence. But it’s not only the good and bad which surround us as writers but what inspires us all as humans, what drives us to express or not. The topics we discuss and the context ranges from every corner of being and encompasses every facet of living as well as what we dare and don’t dare to bring to the surface.

Tetiana Aleksina

PoetPerfect by Yaskhan

Dear Poets, Writers 
Dedicated to you all 
You are the indigo riding my mind 
The purple wisdom in my bosom 
The logic that becomes my instinct 
The instinct that pulls my gut 
Your priceless ink shapes emerald words 
Like blooms woven in the white of paper 
You are 
The calming in the wild beating of my heart 
Adrenaline pulsing my blood stream 
The dreams behind my eyelids 
The taste of music on my lips as I sing 
The songs that still the rising chaos of a thousand pleas 
My wired mind magnetized by the sage brilliance  
That nourishes the trust 
You perfect the poetry  
You become the poetry 
The PoetPerfect. 

somnus (rem) by Tony Single and Tetiana Aleksina

eyes taped to the sky 
spin around a world of rue 
the silence that hems 


they say only angels live high above
circling freely above us
gazing down on humanity

i wonder how to rise to this place
where mere men couldn’t touch me
and only the ethereal embrace me

to be free from pain
to float only in comfort
perhaps wings would look good on me


a vast empty place
called our home

all space and time
contained in this infinite continuum

planets, moons, galaxies and stars
every form of matter enclosed here

every discovered and undiscovered
variation of life

a place of wonder and intrigue
we’ll never understand it all

this universe
of nothingness and everything



tuning out
into the make-believe
the stories of others
forsakes the tragedy
of our own

soothes our reality

the conversations
in our heads
skews our perception
the substantiality

changes our reality

engaging with people
immersing ourselves
in nature
grounds us
makes our world whole

defines our reality

Lasting Impression

Inspired by Go Dog Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: July 24, 2019

My desire
is always to live,
think, and feel
in an expansive

I want rich emotions.
I want life
to leave a mark
but only
the non-bruising kind.

That’s the desire.
If only
it always
worked out
that way.

Maybe down-on-our-luck
events are
the only ones
where insight
shows itself? 

It seems
this is
how life operates,
whether we like it
or not.

it can’t
even really be enjoyed
but existence
keeps us to the path
of the next unplanned event.

Easy or hard,
accept it or don’t.
Life is always
about achieving
a balance between opposites.

Life is a lasting impression.
May I have passed that on.
How it sticks on us
determines our way
to the end.