Cat in Space

Turns out the man in the moon
is a grey tiger cat stalking his prey
the entire glorious universe in his eyes

As I float through star-studded microgravity air
he bats me about with his sharp talons bared
trembling furry haunches, ready to pounce

Once he leaps, I bounce, bounce, unfettered
higher, higher until-
I am only a tiny speck of humanity
insignificant in the nothingness
of deepest blackest space

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #117

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

#Tanka: Mesmerized

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

“As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” 
― Pablo Neruda

To glimpse the divine
As I fall under the spell
Of golden brown eyes
Mesmerized, I surrender
As passionate fires ignite

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: No. 186 #Synonyms only

#Haiku: Smoldering

air rippling with heat-

in the distance, a mirage

water illusion

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone Hakai Challenge #147 Smoldering

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

I am the Shadow

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“I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.” ― Pablo Neruda

I am the shadow
cast upon the table
by an emerald bottle
of rich ruby wine
veiled in haunting moonlight
ripe with the juice of blackberries
dark as the earth’s terra

I am an enigma cloaked
in a velvet mystery
waiting for discovery
by the exploring touch
of your sensuous tongue
and your lips resting
upon mine

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Written for dVerse Poets Pub: Meeting the Bar- I Am, the First Person Narrative

Down the Rabbit Hole

Image by azzy_roth from Pixabay

Days colored grey in doubt
A fading in and out of light
Trapped in an ocean of tears
Am I still breathing or gone
In this warped space- time
Restless endless nights tossing about
Tangled in darkness of damp sheets
Reeking with the sweat of denial
Then the resounding ringing call
The room shifting to shadows black,
Spinning, spinning, falling, falling
Down into the winding rabbit hole
But no one is there to greet me
No mad March Hare serving afternoon tea
Only me, me, me, feeling smaller, smaller
With this wretched cancer of dis-ease
Consuming my breast, invading me
Yet still the astounding dis-belief
Haunting all my waking and sleeping dreams

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Written for dVerse Pub: Poetics 8th Anniversary!

Caught Between

Image by Wayne Gungl from Pixabay

Caught between the bluest of skies
And the ocean of your eyes
I ponder how I came to be
Tossed into this treacherous sea
Why should this end where I am forever lost
Sooner or later paying the steep cost
With my precious life

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille 107 Blue Monday

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Dance of Forgiveness

This coldness between a woman and man
when one heart carries the guilt of a deed
and the other recalls where it began
so both are heartbroken and left to bleed
while each in silence weep alone and grieve.

When does the dance of forgiveness begin
for neither are without some mortal sins
Is it trembling yearning to kiss sweet lips
and the craving to feel skin upon skin
Then love overcomes and anger’s eclipsed.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

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