Strangling Silhouettes

Same old storyline, I saw myself fall for you.
You in every silly dream, a repeating
repeating tragedy, with slipping
slipping reality, I wonder who is cursing me
me sinking in a sea of soliloquy, strangling
strangling silhouettes.

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Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace challenges us to write a loop poem! I picked this variation:

One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.

(My rhyme is not ordered, and I like it that way) 😆

Right kind of Wrong

He was the #right kind of wrong
and I lost the plot,
goodbye yellow brick road,
find the detour in a dastardly mash
of sugar plum carnage.

Coffee coffee buzzbuzzbuzz
keep it coming –

add the urban bourbon
of soft brown eyes

and change is brewing
*consume unfiltered*


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Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on July 27, 2022.

Written for #dVerse #Poetics where I used the prompt ice-cream flavors: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Dastardly Mash, Sugar Plum, Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz, Urban Bourbon and Change is Brewing!! 🍨

Sunday Thoughts

Drops of Light #dVerse #Poetics

– The way it spills from the veins of gods

With liquid eyes
we stir black holes

The milky way

          never saw us coming

the storm clouds stash
our sighs
                in light

cracking / sounds ⚡

then drip
                    drop 💧

the sky releases
our love
            in fractals

dividing land
we’re all the same

we’re drops

we’re oceans

                   we light the void.

Written for dVerse Poetics where Lisa asks us to write something inspired by fractals!

Tuesday Tweets!

A Premonition #dVerse #Quadrille

I brave a song
let the notes soothe
bruised sky

even though my
drink is bitter
and dry

Let’s celebrate
the dawn
before dusk

I predict the rays will
spill and sway

sweetening my cup
in just the right way

as ice melts

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dVerse Poets Pub is back from summer break and we are celebrating 11 years of poetry at the pub!! Today Merril is hosting Quadrille Monday where we are asked to write a 44-word poem that includes the prompt word, “celebrate,” or some form of the word.


With eyes like diamonds, the angels appeared. I was a #foreigner in fields of gold. The wheat whispered secrets that left a funny residue.

It wasn't Kansas. I didn't imagine it, but maybe dreams took me there! I click my heels three times, but I'm not home.


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Originally tweeted by Tricia (@triciasankey) on July 1, 2022.

Thursday Tweets!

Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women is available for purchase today!!

I had so much fun tweeting and retweeting about the Wounds I Healed anthology this morning and watching it soar to #1!! Tomorrow morning, I will be participating in the launch party at 9am CST where some of the contributors will be reading poems LIVE! The event will be live streamed via Ingrid Wilson’s YouTube channel here . I am thankful to Gabriela and Ingrid for all their hard word spent in editing and production and thrilled this publication is receiving all the attention and praise it deserves!

Award-winning authors, Pushcart nominees, emerging poets, voices of women and men, come to the fore in this stunning, powerful, and unique anthology. These poems testify both to the challenges that women face in our society, and to their power to overcome them. A memorable collection of over 200 poems by more than 100 authors, this anthology is a must-have for anyone. We all can benefit from the poetry of survival, and of healing. We all can benefit from the experiences so beautifully evoked in this book. We can all come together to emerge triumphant from pain.

Click here to purchase on Amazon
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